MIKAELA DAVIS – ” Delivery “

Posted: May 8, 2018 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Mikaela Davis is a young harpist, pianist, singer and songwriter who crafts sweet and salty songs that straddle the lines of folk and funk, AM rock and 80s pop experimentation.  Mikaela had dreams of joining a symphony and studied classical harp at music conservatory, but after she began writing her own songs and touring them on school breaks her path changed course.  Mikaela will make her full-length debut with ‘Delivery’ on Rounder Records July 13th, which was produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Future Islands, Angel Olsen, Alvvays).  She is also about to embark on a nearly sold-out tour with Lake Street Dive beginning May 4.  ‘Delivery’ is a thrilling adventure over 10 tracks: a sonic exploration that challenges what the harp can do, and one that details the sometimes arduous path to self-acceptance and feeling comfortable in your own skin.

Album opener and title track “Delivery” is a stunning entry point, a touch of gospel piano and plucked bass that bursts into a wall of sound.  It begins with lyrics of disillusionment: “Well you know I tried prayin’ / tried to wish it all away / even tried to meditating / but the feeling stayed the same,” and shifts to a triumphant acceptance of steadfast love.  As the album unfurls, it’s dabbed with synths, fuzzed out bass and guitar, harp cascades and ping-pong effects.  Mikaela’s voice shines on top – a little raspy with a range that goes from whisper to wail.

Mikaela Davis“Delivery” Debut album coming July 13th, 2018 on Rounder Records

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