Electronic soul music with a great, jazzy singer and sparse, stark accompaniment that reminds me of early Little Dragon ("Twice"). Mizan's Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MizanFanPage/Favorite track: 7 Billion.
Those vocals are so beautiful, I swear I could happily drown in them <3 Warm, rich, and soulful, her sweet tones are complemented nicely by elegantly arranged piano parts, subtle synth and tight drum tracks. A fantastically produced EP.
Favorite track: No Fool.
Mizan's voice is incredibly enticing as it draws you in with it's beautiful tone and sense of depth. The tunes mostly have a sense pretty baseline simplicity, but that's all they need to have. A solid release from Mizan K.
Favorite track: Looking For.
As the whirlwind of summer dies down and autumn creeps in, new bodies of work tend to surface from the artists who will go on to be the talked about next generation of rising stars in the spring. Such is the case for New York's Mizan- singer, instrumentalist, producer and multimedia artist -who will release her debut EP, Dark Blue, on November 6th via Terrible Records (Le1f, Empress Of, Moses Sumney, Blood Orange, Solange etc). Born in Chicago and raised between Ethiopia and New York, Mizan's world surroundings play a crucial role in her sonic storytelling. The 26 year old artist combines her love of literature, film and painting on her personal quest to make uplifting music in the face of racism and patriarchy in a world that too often turns a blind eye.
She doesn't sing about money or lust. She doesn't lip sync in her videos, nor does she frolic in made-up alternate universes. And her latest offering, the contemplative "7 Billion," is no different." Each of the six songs on the EP have a Mizan-directed and produced video that will follow song release.