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Grammy-nominated artist Mild Minds has unveiled a full 5-track EP, tying a common thread between new music from 2022 and previously released singles. Released via ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective on September 21st, 2022, the IT WON’T DO EP signifies the end of one chapter for Mild Minds as he prepares for a new era of music in the time ahead.
The latest track and namesake of the EP “IT WON’T DO” is an upbeat, fervent track that injects a dose of energy into Mild Mind’s diverse sound palette that can span the spectrum of downtempo, ambient, electronica, and melancholy electronic. The uplifting new addition to his catalogue is peppered with high-energy arpeggios and dancefloor-ready percussion.
Second on the EP, “DEVOTION” incorporates organic instrumentals across a bright, brooding atmospheric undertone, dynamic synth work is the foundation of the expertly harmonized track. Boasting shimmering vocal highlights across its duration, “DEVOTION” delivers a reflective, multifaceted exemplification of Mild Minds’ production proficiencies.
Juxtaposing fluttering synth melodies with fleeting vocals, “MACHINE” is an electronic creation brimming with human emotion. Staying true to the track title, “HAUNTED” is a soul-stirring soundscape that sees Mild Minds tap into his trademark blend of driving synths and captivating vocals. Closing out the 5-track EP, “NO SKIN” is a collaboration with acclaimed British electronic producer Frameworks. The track embodies a spirit of forwarding motion, fusing cinematic synths and simmering drum samples, it layers his striking falsetto over organic production.
The ‘IT WON’T DO’ EP is a capstone of Mild Mind’s works since the release of his 2020 album, MOOD. Drawing comparisons to the likes of Bonobo, Maribou State, Caribou and Four Tet, Mild Minds is the brainchild of Benjamin David. The Grammy-nominated vocalist and producer assemble electronic music agnostic of the genre, striking a delicate balance between dancefloor-ready and downtempo moods. Defining his music as an exploration of the intersection of humanity and technology, his music draws inspiration from human movement, patterns, and artificial intelligence.
David introduced the Mild Minds project with his “SWIM” EP, seeing him swiftly signed to ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective label. He has toured with everyone from Tycho, Bob Moses, and Big Wild, played Red Rocks Amphitheater last year, and a host of other shows including Life Is Beautiful, CRSSD, and Splash House festivals.
Dynamically demonstrating diversity across his signature sound, innovation is an innate aptitude boasted by the Mild Minds project, the ‘IT WON’T DO’ EP sets the stage for a new venture for the burgeoning artist in the time ahead.
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