Acknowledging the tempestuous times we’ve all had over the past year or so, London-based artist MEI reveals her new EP The Hard Way Around The Sun.
The first track from it “Let Dusk Welcome Me”, offers a moment of reflection by weaving fluidity with tones of peaceful thinking. With the addition of a woozy horn arrangement by Cassie Kinoshi, the track eases into an amalgamation of jazz to create a track that draws on an array of inspirations.
Telling us more about the single’s prominence, MEI says:
“Let Dusk Welcome Me” is full of metaphors describing my experience surviving COVID 19 and specifically the first time I left home for a walk after believing that I might not survive. It was dusk, my favourite time of day and there was this incredible orange and pink light, the air was so fresh and raw in my lungs and it was a moment I’ll never forget.
The South London vocalist, songwriter, producer and bassist, who describes her sound as, ‘honey for your ears, medicine for your fears’, surely knows how to create healing music and make everyone’s day at least a little bit brighter!
I’ll leave you with this animated lyric video of the song: