Meditating on the ebb and stream of life, solo musician Mia Doi Todd creates an area the place her musings come collectively to disclose a superbly complicated world, one the place artwork and actuality are entangled in an intricate and everlasting dance.
Todd’s newest single, “Music Life” continues the waltz with one step ahead and two steps again; one foot right here, then the opposite there. Transferring via a clean melody that takes form in lovely circles of concord, she sings concerning the cycles of a musician and the way music can take over an individual’s life for higher or worse.
Acknowledging the unpredictability of a dream regardless of your greatest efforts to arrange for the journey or map a course, “Music Life” eases the angst of the unknown and is a relaxed echo in a darkish cave; Todd’s voice beaming via like a vivid mild she shares with the courageous souls traversing additional into the cave to hunt musical oneness.
However, not forgetting those who received misplaced alongside the way in which, the one is as a lot a reprieve as it’s an exploration.
“The tune addresses the ups and downs of a musician’s life. I wrote it the night time I got here residence from an expensive pal’s memorial service, one other of a number of musician pals who’ve handed away at a younger age,” Todd notes. ”The tune morphs organically via background vocals and psychedelic guitars and finally emerges as a celebration of life lived totally.”
“Music Life” is the title observe to Todd’s upcoming album, out Feb. 12, 2021. Centered on the little particulars of existence, the album explores themes of mortality, motherhood, overdose and extra; every tune cradling the fragile feelings and moments that may outline a life.
That includes visitor performances from Jeff Parker, Cash Mark, Fabiano do Nascimento, Sam Gendel, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Laraaji, and recorded in Los Angeles — Todd’s hometown — the album’s creation is as a lot a mirrored image of Todd’s life because the lyrics itself.
Phrases: Patti Sanchez