WHIM – ” Mouths “

Posted: October 26, 2018 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Whim is the stage moniker for indie-pop songwriter, Sarah Isabella DiMuzio. She first caught our ear at Fluff and Gravy Records a few years ago when she recorded a 4 song ukulele-based ep in our studio. She was 17 years old at the time and her earnest songwriter and propensity for writing unforgettable hooks was already apparent. Now at age 22, we are teaming up with her to produce and release a full-length LP, “Abuzz in the Abyss” due out in early Summer of 2019. The first song that we worked up and recorded was “Mouths” and it is first and foremost a callout song— a song Sarah wrote to call herself out for taking the silent observer position in too many situations where being vocal is imperative. In the days of social media where fake news and political opinions abound, it’s easy to feel like you simultaneously have a voice, and that it’s impossible for you to ever be heard over the clamoring masses. It becomes an existential pitfall when you either say nothing, or you say something and it turns out to be ignored.

Singer-songwriter Sarah Isabella DiMuzio, who records under the name Whim, is gearing up to release a new full-length LP on Fluff and Gravy Records sometime next year, which will be the follow-up to her debut album, 400 Days. The first song from the forthcoming record is a siren call that begs the listener to use their “mouth” and make their voice heard. “Mouths” surfaces as a bouncy, riffy guitar tune, but listen carefully, and you’ll find DiMuzio is making a strong statement on top of all that shine. It’s a catchy indie-rock anthem arriving just in time for the midterm elections, which is a great time to make one’s voice heard. “What is this silence about?” DiMuzio sings. ”’Cause we are the people who shout.” “Mouths” sounds like the spirited soundtrack to a bipartisan effort to encourage voter registration. DiMuzio reminds us that it’s okay to be a little unsure, as long as you use your voice when it becomes imperative to do so. “Everyone has doubts when they’re screaming out into the void,” she sings.

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