|“…Mitsunami is known for his intricate and technical beats; he has a melodic and sonic sensibility to his tracks, while also having a clear understanding of what a dancefloor likes to get down to.”|
It’s been some time since we have heard from Melbourne producer, Mitsunami but the wait has been well worth it as he drops his new RnB infused, chilled out single ‘Hark (ft. My Brothers And I)’.
Featuring Oregon based artists My Brother’s and I who released their EP ‘Heartbeat’ last year, the track presents lo-fi pop at its finest. Mitchell Powell, who is Mitsunami describes the track as being heavily influenced by modern rap beat makers eg. Metro Boomin, London On Da Track, and Travis Scott. The percussion throughout is usually predictable but the sounds behind it are often unique and can be quite emotive.
Powell further explained that the track was written mid 2017 in a little studio in his house, and he wrote it to help him escape from a bad relationship he was in and the minor chord progression and melodies indicate this kind of tension and struggle. My Brothers and I expanded on this with lyrics that highlight a societal issue of not listening or being aware of what’s actually happening around you.
When asked what his favourite part of the single was, Powell replied that behind the main synth melody is a warped synth sound that gently screams in the background with lots of reverb and delay. This particular sound was actually from a piano which he altered using reverse and pitch editing.
This is the seventh track released on Exist. Exclusives VOL001 with other tracks by leftprojects, Lamalo and Brayden Sibbald to name a few. This is a project Exist. Recordings started this year to release a track every few weeks from an unsigned artist to form a carefully curated volume of work that highlights the burgeoning talent in the bedroom producer / singer-songwriter space in Australia.
Listen to “Hark” here.