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.