Mined released his new single ‘Girl’ on July 7th through Peacefrog Records. Sparse electronic beats paired with Kofi Holmes Attivor aka Mined’s smooth vocal. Its bareness indicative of its moving theme.
Mined deals with his emotions with brutal sincerity while placing these lyrics in a sanctuary-like, pastoral sonic sphere, gravitating towards the tranquility of James Blake, Caribou and Boards of Canada. “I’ve always been more drawn to poignant honest music that evokes a sense of melancholy, or sadness or nostalgia”, he explains. Written in his room in London, his latest tracks were created as a form of escapism.
‘Girl’ is the follow up for singles ‘Mistakes’ and debut single ‘Pangs’ that saw praise from several writers. The track is accompanied by a visual created by filmmaking duo The Rest (Little Simz, Kojey Radikal) who also produced the video for previous single ‘Mistakes’. Check it out below.
Speaking about the song Mined explains, “The song is about two different relationships. The first is a relationship that is dependent on the physical aspects neglecting the emotional, and about someone who isn’t happy about it but gives in to it anyway (‘love me like you do in the dark, love me anyway you want’). The second relationship is long distance and the lyrics are about maintaining trust and the worries and difficulties that come with that (‘I know its tough to relax, but I swear I’ll tell you all of the facts).
Give the song a listen here.