Though her FK A GENRE movement may be in her rearview, Mija keeps the motto close, invoking its untethered ethos on “Digressions,”— her latest song from impending LP, Desert Trash.
The latest track from the album begins with Mija greeting a familiar stranger over tender keys. But then, blissful liquid drum ‘n’ bass madness washes over the listener like a rush of endorphins. The new single evokes both nostalgia and romantic optimism, which is a creative goal of Mija’s as she blends electronic production with emotive indie songwriting.
The track features additional writing and production chops from UK producer and instrumentalist, Gammer, who trades in his signature happy hardstyle sound for the melodic, stylistically fluid collaboration. Gammer, along with Noisia’s Thys, stand as the only two features on Desert Trash.
Mija might best be described by her chameleonic quality as an artist. Constantly evolving and challenging her creative boundaries, she’s dipped into fashion and visual art while maintaining a successful career as a DJ and musician. She’s come a cosmically long way since her Bonnaroo sunrise set alongside Skrillex in 2014, and now she’s reaching another milestone with the announcement of her debut full-length studio album, Desert Trash.
Best known for her club/festival-primed electronic sound, Mija is ditching the decks for Desert Trash and the album’s ensuing tour. The record’s title track, steeped in 90’s inspiration, offers a raw, acoustic backdrop that features Mija’s writing, vocals, instrumentation, and production efforts. “Desert Trash,” sets a somber, vulnerable tone for the upcoming LP, accentuated by a new lyric video and imaginative art direction from Quasar Media. Introducing an exciting new chapter in Mija’s artistic development, her debut album should prove to be a deeply personal body of work when it lands in full.