Melbourne-born, LA-based artist Mild Minds has unveiled his latest single ‘MACHINE’, out 1st September on Foreign Family Collective.
Juxtaposing fluttering synth melodies with fleeting vocals, ‘MACHINE’ is an electronic creation brimming with human emotion. It follows the lauded recent single ‘NO SKIN’, a collaboration with UK artist Frameworks which received praise in LA Weekly ahead of his set at Splash House in Palm Springs, seeing Magnetic Magazine describing it as “a gorgeous piece of vocal electronica”.
“With the new set of singles upcoming, I wanted to sway between both machine and human influences, as represented by vocal tracks that explore intimate human emotion, and dance records that are inspired by machines and artificial intelligence. The choice to do this in a 'singles format' was to allow for a back and forth; simultaneously exploring two directions but also thematically exploring our merger with technology. MACHINE was the only song I made during hotel quarantine while entering Australia late 2020. It was made almost solely on a prophet 5 synth. I was exploring topics of AI and robotics at the time and imagined a future where these two technologies would combine and be capable of building structures by themselves.” - Mild Minds
Drawing comparisons to the likes of Bonobo, Maribou State, Caribou and Four Tet, Mild Minds is the brainchild of Benjamin David. The GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist, vocalist, and producer assembles electronic music agnostic of genre, striking a delicate balance between dancefloor-ready and downtempo moods. Already amassing 20 million+ streams across his catalogue and performing to packed crowds, David introduced the Mild Minds project with his “SWIM” EP in 2018, signing to ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective label. He toured with everyone from Big Wild to TYCHO, and is fresh off of a show stopping performance at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, a striking summer set at Splash House this August in Palm Springs, California, seeing Seattle being next on his list of tour dates.
One of the most consistently dazzling artists on the electronic circuit, ‘MACHINE’ sees Mild Minds drop a second stunning single in quick succession.