A melody of compelling nature, ‘Taught to Build Walls’ exude confidence in the more unconventional in psalms. A vexing look into the rhythms of life and family, the play for connection (or the none-existence of), grips in the majesty of Mimi’s songwriting lyrics and fleeting vocal delight.
‘Taught to Build Walls’ is from Mimi’s full album, ‘Grew inside the water’ (out now): “This album is quite personal for me. I felt very naked in writing some of these songs, but I think many of us can relate to these stories and I am excited to share them because of that.”
“This is a time for many of us in which we are being asked to do some digging and some pulling out of stories that have been handed down to us – whether it be in our personal lives, our family, our world. We are, especially during this pandemic, having to face some big skeletons, and then deciding how to keep the beauty while working to reject the poison. This rejection is always done at a cost, but a very worthy one.”
Mimi tackles her struggles with body image, sexuality, and mental health, in the new album. And with that, Mimi helps souls a taste of freedom from self induced and inevitable emotional destruction, that happens to the best of us all.
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My album ‘Grew Inside the Water’ is out. It has flown the nest! (Tomorrow/ Friday for 🇺🇸) I’m thankful to know these songs will find a home out there with you. I hope they can bring you something real and open. We can’t wait to play shows again! Until then, enjoy the album. Thank you for all of your support, whether that’s been listening once or buying it multiple times 🌹so much love to all you folks. X 📸 @edvard.hakansson
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My song “Grew Inside the Water” is out today 🌹This is the title track of my Full Length Album out on October 23rd, I am very excited to say. First time I’ve ever got to have Vinyl made 🌛 You can Pre-Order Vinyl and CD’s via link in bio. I’ve been pouring over these song for many moons. Your pre-orders all help us hugely get this album off the ground. This record is out via @cohort_records 🌊 Such beauty, such pain, such wonder, denial, stirring, anger, kindness, stillness, boredom, reverence – everything at once swirls collectively around us in this moment. Sometimes I wish I could more clearly write to these collective wounds of the world, speak to the beauties and the grievous divisions. But I can only write honestly what comes out. For this album, the songs are about some of my own tearing down of walls to make my way back to the water. I truly think that in one way or another, every individual’s letting crack open of their heart to spill out vulnerability… I think is a drink of water for the whole. So I offer this to you. It’s my drop in the vast and beautiful bucket. May we continue to grow inside the water. Thank you so much to my friends and musicians who played on and helped record this song 💙 artwork by the lovely @edvard.hakansson