Admittedly since the demise of Soundcloud and the rise on Spotify, I’ve lost my crate digger touch. Finding new acts or records feels like a far gone pastime; caught in an abyss of algorithmically pre-determined playlists. That was until last week when began to dabble back into my Soundcloud, jumping through forgotten password hoops and all. I came across Mild Minds, a brand new addition to ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective.
The three-song EP, titled SWIM, is a lo-fi dance masterwork led by an infectious title track with tasteful sensibilities that have already propelled his sound to the stages of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Sydney.
Written between Joshua Tree and Lake Arrowhead, the EP marks the first taste of Mild Minds’ solo material after serving as the creative force behind several successful projects. As he explains, “I wanted to do something that was completely ‘me’ in that moment. After being used to working with songs that had elaborate visions over long periods of time, it was nice to make music simply as it came out. Without overthinking it, without pausing or questioning the process like I was used to.” In the meantime, Mild Minds is putting the finishing touches on his forthcoming debut LP – more information on that in the future.
SWIM is out now.