Mima Good. More like, Mima is SO Good! Touring from New York, Mima seemed to have made a wave of new fans on Wednesday, June 28th, at The Basement with her dark and stormy soul voice, mixed with electro pop beats.
For her first song, she sat on the floor at the front of the stage, singing to a track playing over the PA from her laptop with the confidence, and a little bit of the awkwardness, of Lana Del Rey. As her set went on, it became clear that she is not your regular performer. She both performed, and wrote with no inhibitions. We all have that voice in the back of our head that says "I want to do this, but maybe it's too bold." Mima just goes for it! If the music calls for laying on the floor, or dancing like no one is watching, she does it. If the lyrics call for sex, or murder, she sings them!
As Mima's set went on, she rocked a key-tar, got the audience snapping their fingers, and all-around demanded the attention of every person in the room. Her music can be dark, and may not be for everyone with songs about "reproductive labor under capitalism." For those who find her and love her though, that love will run deep.
Overall, the impression that Nashville Offbeat got was that Mima speaks up for all of us who want to say something, but hold back. And seeing her live was an awesome experience! Check out her tour dates and see her when you can, but in the meantime, you can find out more at: www.mimagood.com. And don't forget to follow her on Instagram and Facebook as well!
I love how stripped down this song is. In a world full of over-production and being as loud as you can, “Sidewalk” is an easy-breezy breath of fresh air.
“What’d You Think” was performed, recorded, and shot live on Delmarva Life TV in Maryland earlier this year. I found their performance to be full of passion, emotion, and life.
For instance, the band laments the trials and tribulations of dating a vegan: …
You’re in the sky, grazing the moon with your hands, rearranging stars, and smiling wistfully. This is where my mind takes me when I hear “Are You The Girl” by Kira Hooks, just released on April 17th, 2018.
With a little bit of sass, blues, and rock n’ roll, Lauren Anderson is bringing us a song reminiscent of early Grace Potter. Released March 30th, “The Game” is a head-banger that will pump you up and empower your day!
Released on April 17th, I find “Body Language,” to be timeless, sexy and beautifully produced, and think that you will too.
Capturing the essence of drama, the pain of heartbreak, and the freedom of letting go, “Strangers” is a beautifully written song about the romantic tragedy of losing a part of your identity in someone else.
He’s waiting for a call from someone in an emptiness that extends beyond his physical being.
One of my favorite songs on the album, “Just Wanna Meet You”, puts into words the longing we all feel to find someone to live our lives with. The idea that there’s a person out there meant just for you is one that brings comfort to all the hopeless romantics of the world.
The video features the band playing in Somer’s garage/rehearsal space, cut with kaleidoscope-like outdoor and driving scenes, giving an overall feeling of psychedelic displacement and trippiness (you may want to break out the sticky-icky for this one, gang).