Commitment is key. Mooski knew that when his story of a lover running from a relationship became a hit. But is “Track Star,” which began as a TikTok fave and quickly became mainstream radio mainstay, about a particular gal? “I definitely try to pull from real experience in my life,” says the Alabama native. “I can tell a story better when I can dig in deep and give people something they can really connect with.” Wise words. One would expect a certain amount of depth from an ex-Marine. After an honorable four years of service, Darien Hinton returned to music as Mooski. Thanks in large part to the viral nature of the digital world, things have quickly fallen into place – his audience is growing monthly. Mooski says gospel music was a major influence too, and an obvious passion prompts his “Track Star” vocals in this fervent Ctrl performance.