Mined release new single ‘Girl’ on July 7th through Peacefrog Records. Sparse electronic beats paired with Kofi Holmes Attivor aka Mined’s smooth vocal. Its bareness indicative of its moving theme.
Speaking about the song Mined explains, “The song is about two different relationships. The first is a relationship that is dependent on the physical aspects neglecting the emotional, and about someone who isn’t happy about it but gives in to it anyway (‘love me like you do in the dark, love me anyway you want’). The second relationship is long distance and the lyrics are about maintaining trust and the worries and difficulties that come with that (‘I know its tough to relax, but I swear I’ll tell you all of the facts’).”
‘Girl’ is the follow up for singles ‘Mistakes’ and debut single ‘Pangs’ that saw praise from the likes of The Fader, Dazed, i-D, Wonderland, The 405 and more. The track is accompanied by a visual created by filmmaking duo The Rest (Little Simz, Kojey Radikal) who also produced the video for previous single ‘Mistakes’. Watch the video for ‘Girl’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OoDmZcRscE
Kofi Holmes Attivor aka Mined is – quite literally – a man of many names. Born to a Ghanaian family in Tooting in London, this electronica newcomer, philomath and a Molecular biologist was given eight names at birth. Raised on the RnB and soul from his parents’ record collection, he was granted his wish to get his first “sleek, silver Casio”. Putting his musical experiments on hold, Kevin pursued his other passion of science at University of York and a Molecular Cell biology degree. While investigating the sonic landscapes of Brian Eno’s “Music for Airports” and the work by artists like Spooky Black, Majical Cloudz and Foals, he started developing his own sound that embodied his philomath pursuits.
Mined deals with his emotions with brutal sincerity while placing these lyrics in a sanctuary-like, pastoral sonic sphere, gravitating towards the tranquility of James Blake, Caribou and Boards of Canada. “I’ve always been more drawn to poignant honest music that evokes a sense of melancholy, or sadness or nostalgia”, he explains. Written in his room in London, his latest tracks were created as a form of escapism.
As they caught the eye of Peacefrog Records shortly after, he soon partnered up with the filmmaking duo The Rest and the illustrator and Stormzy collaborator Sam Adefe to visualise the crisp richness of Mined’s quintessential British electronica. The intricacy of his sound and the candid attitude towards songwriting makes him a compelling new name in the British electronic music scene.
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