It's not easy to write a radio banger but with "C'est La Vie" Ottawa, Ontario's Maurice Moore flexed, with the help of L.A. production duo, Rice N' Peas. It's a peppy pop track with bright horns and kaleidoscopic keys — something that sounds more sunny California than blustery Ottawa — with an easy funk vibe reminiscent of Bruno Mars. It's your Monday morning anthem, alarm clock throwin' tantrums, ketchup stain on your new but that's life, Moore sings. The track is his first single from an upcoming mixtape, The Amber Room, set to drop in early 2017.
"Everybody has those periods of time in life where nothing works in our favor and we feel the universe works against us," Moore wrote in an email to The FADER. "Writing this song was so easy for me because I was writing from a place of 100% honesty and channeling things that have happened in my own life. For anybody going through anything, understand that you are not alone. The bad things that happen to us don't happen because we are bad people, they just happen to us because those are the ups and downs of life." Chin up.