R&B quartet Motenko set to release their latest single, "Silhouette" on May 1st, 2020.
The upcoming single features intimate falsetto, oozes sweat-soaked early 2000s R&B, conjuring D’Angelo at his steamiest. Describing a dream about a past love, the song conjures raw imagery coated the hazy veneer of a dream-state. Staggered harmonies and an intimate falsetto chorus take the listener along a visceral fantasy that does not hold back. The R&B group has held down a successful residency at Stay Gold in Austin, TX for over a year, and frontman/lead vocalist Micah Motenko is a nominee for the best keyboardist in the 2020 Austin Chronicle music poll.
Motenko formed in early 2018, and it’s a band of brothers whose day gigs are first-call hired-gun musicians. Together, they play a fresh but authentic blend of the 1960s and 1970s soul, 1990s R&B, and New Orleans boogie. Micah is joined onstage, and in the studio, by three mainstays of the Austin music scene. Guitarist Cat Clemons III’s play-for-the-song restraint and Stanky grooves provide just the right amount of flair, and the in-the-pocket telepathic interplay of bassist Josh Flowers and drummer James Gwyn rounds out the soul machine.
While we wait for "Silhouette", enjoy Motenko's current single "On Your Level" to get a feel of their music.