Stockholm artist MIYNT is making a habit of twisting and subverting her musical influences and icons to produce quite wonderfully addictive multi-layered pop. You could compare her to Lykki Li, or even Lana Del Rey, but there’s so much swag and adventure in the handful of tracks she’s produced thus far that it suggests an emerging artist to be reckoned with.
Take for example new single ‘After the Goldrush’ from a forthcoming debut EP entitled EP No.1. It might be inspired by the classic Neil Young album of the same name, but there the similarities end. A buzzing riff, almost dubby rhythms and almost R&B swagging that is lit up by MIYNT’s evocative vocal harmonies, it’s like a futuristic All Saints joint peering over the precipice of time and space.
Of the track, she describes, “After The Gold Rush is a song dedicated to the Neil Young album with the same title. I worked as an assistant to the artist Jacob Dahlgren a summer three years ago and he introduced me to that record. I listened to it for that whole summer in the studio drinking coffee and painting squares for a sculpture (yes it was a great job). The song is playing with some of the titles of that record but it is also about time. How things have a timeline and about doing the best of things and not to overthink it.”
‘After The Gold Rush’ follows first EP single the stately string-laden melodrama of ‘The Strangest Game,’ and her first tracks in the summer 2015 release of debut 7″ single ‘Civil War’/ ‘Nick Drake.’ ‘Nick Drake’ in particular was the first hint of her strident bold intoxicating apocalyptic pop sound, with its musical songwriter references and juxtaposing dancefloor rhythms with midnight nightmare lullabies.
A multi-faceted visual and conceptual artist, MIYNT also drew the single artwork for each of the EP’s tracks herself. The release will be pressed on limited edition 10″ vinyl.
The forthcoming debut EP was created alongside the production prowess of Daniel Nigro (Sky Ferreira, JR JR, Carly Rae Jepsen) and showcases a maturing talent ready to intoxicate you, dear listener.