Japanese electronic artist Mieko Shimizu gets introspective and soothing on new track ‘Snake Of Summer’.
Taking the avant-garde sensibilities of Bjork, and combining them with the pastoral harp sounds of Joanna Newsom, Mieko create a completely unique sonic amalgamation. Opening with the gentle striking of the Koto (Japanese harp) to create a pastoral and traditional sound, Mieko’s vocals soon enter with a breezy, rustic melody. A testament to her creative ability, ‘Snake Of Summer’ is a complete departure from the more electronic focused tracks on upcoming album I Bloom.
“I wrote Snake of Summer about my mum and dad while they were still alive, they both passed away recently,” says Mieko. “I sang this song at my mother’s funeral and refer to them in the lyric “It’s time for Thinker and his Foxy Bride to go under the seasons to die”. I can hear my mother’s voice in the recording of this song, near the end!”
‘Snake Of Summer’ is taken from Mieko’s upcoming album ‘I Bloom’ due for release in February.
Listen to ‘Snake Of Summer’ here, and watch the video below.