Song lyrics & music written by Andre Mistier
Some insights from Andre Mistier about “Move With Me”
The day my wife was induced to give birth, a friend was talking about how important it is to him to put his feet in the grass to connect. The positivity and anxiety of the moment combined with this image transported me and opened my mind and heart. I felt strongly that movement is how we connect to everything around us. We are isolated bodies until we move, and once we do we connect to everything- the breeze as we move through it, the sound that moves us, the people we are moving in relation to, the environment we are moving through.
I wrote the baseline and most of the lyrics in the morning of the day my wife was scheduled to go to the hospital to deliver our second child. I produced almost the entirety in one sitting in the hospital while both she and our son were sleeping. It was one of the fastest and easiest tracks to write and produce I have every experienced. Although, it did take me a bit longer to get the second verse right. I wanted this song to feel very ritual, and so finding the right balance of cyclical but still adding something unique and progressive to the story took me a bit of time.
For this song, I see a desert and a group of people participating in a ritual dance. They are connecting to the earth with their feet and the sky with their upraised faces and hands. Their collective energy ignites the world around them, and the landscape and flora move with them. As they continue to dance with the world around them, they move towards a higher state of consciousness and energy. The skies open and they connect to a deeper moment, a multiplicity of instants, both and infinity of frozen moments and a constant movement through all of them.