Wednesday, August 23, 2023


Michael Lington gives an explosive performance of his No. 1 hit “Moon Goddess” in the evocative black and white official video, out now. The acclaimed saxophonist is joined by guitarist Angie Swan (David Byrne, in the video, which was directed by Ryan Wave of 4sure Media. View HERE. A nod to Ramsey Lewis’ classic “Sun Goddess,” “Moon Goddess” is from Lington’s new EP, Looking Ahead.

“I’m very passionate about ‘Moon Goddess’ and super excited to share this video with my fans – I’m so grateful for them,” says Michael Lington. “I wanted the video to capture the vibe of the song – like we’re in a void and close to the moon – and Ryan Wave did so with a very classic, cinematic feel.”

A hard-grooving, emotionally empowering track, “Moon Goddess” showcases the intuitive dynamic Lington created co-writing and co-producing with famed saxophonist/producer/horn arranger David Mann for the first time. With a freewheeling and soulful energy reminiscent of classic CTI Records releases, the album version of “Moon Goddess” features an infectious, jangly funk intro and subsequent solo by guitarist Paul Jackson Jr. Veteran jazz/R&B drummer Michael White also joined them in the studio.

“Moon Goddess” charted at No. 1 on Radiowave’s Groove Jazz 100. The single hit #2 on the Smooth Jazz Network Top 100 tally and appeared in the top five of the Billboard Smooth Jazz Airplay and Mediabase Smooth Jazz charts. The Jazz World hailed “Moon Goddess” as “a funky, uptempo track that will truly light up the night.” Smooth Jazz Therapy praised the “mellifluous yet edgy” song.