KUALA LUMPUR – MIM, the renowned post-rock band hailing from Kuala Lumpur, is thrilled to announce the release of their highly anticipated singles, “Jagat” and “Gasar.” These tracks serve as a preview of the band’s forthcoming second album, “Arakian,” scheduled to be unveiled in early August this year.
“Jagat” has been selected as the lead single, exemplifying MIM’s growth and maturity in songwriting. In a departure from their previous materials, “Jagat” showcases the band’s incorporation of vocals, a rarity in their musical repertoire. The poignant lyrics, penned by Ell, draw inspiration from her personal fantasies and unsettling dreams. This track mesmerizes listeners with its innovative use of the theremin, an extraordinary instrument that is played without physical contact. The talented synthesizer player, Neo Zora, skillfully assembled the theremin, lending a distinctive touch to “Jagat.” The song further features enchanting recordings of the waterphone and captivating strings arrangements. The intentionally flat and anti-climactic nature of the track mirrors the essence of a dream, which often lacks a defined storyline or climax.
On the other hand, “Gasar” is a testament to MIM’s enduring love for their signature sound, characterized by power-chord-based compositions and intense dynamics. Excitingly, MIM has had the privilege of collaborating with DJ UNO, a notable member of the band Pop Shuvit, for this track. Despite DJ UNO’s reputation as a composer primarily focused on rap music, he is an ardent fan of Mogwai, the Scottish post-rock band. DJ UNO believes that MIM echoes his own spirit when he initially embarked on his musical journey. When approached for this collaboration, he recognized the opportunity as one not to be missed. The resulting synergy between MIM and DJ UNO has created a remarkable musical fusion that sets “Gasar” apart.
In anticipation of these extraordinary singles, MIM is excited to announce that music video for “Gasar” are currently in production. The visuals promise to enhance the listeners’ experience, bringing their songs to life in a captivating and artistic manner.
The entire “Arakian” album, including these two exceptional tracks, is a self-produced endeavor by MIM. The band’s commitment to their craft shines through their meticulous attention to detail and creative direction. Fans and music enthusiasts alike are invited to immerse themselves in the sonic journey crafted by MIM.
“Jagat” and “Gasar” are set to be released on 7 July 2023, Friday, at 6:00 p.m. and will be available on all major streaming platforms. Listeners can pre-save the singles and pre-order “Arakian” album at www.linktr.ee/soundsofmim.
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to embark on a musical journey with MIM as they continue to push boundaries and captivate audiences worldwide.