MINI TREES – ” Always In Motion “

Posted: July 29, 2021 in MUSIC

For better or for worse, life keeps moving forward. It’s this fundamental truth that Lexi Vega, the creative force behind Mini Trees, confronts throughout her debut album “Always In Motion“. But coming to terms with this inevitability has been a life-long struggle.

The daughter of a Cuban-born father and Japanese-American mother, the uniqueness of her identity has been an ever-present tension in Lexi’s life. She never quite fit in growing up within predominantly white communities in suburban southern California, with few who around her outside of her family to understand the generational scars caused by both exile and internment. When she was only 5 years old, Vega’s father, a professional drummer himself, took his own life. These traumas set in motion an ongoing questioning of Vega’s own self identity – and Mini Trees has provided the palette for Vega to process, to persevere, and to grow. After playing drums in various projects for years, Vega began writing and recording her own music under the moniker Mini Trees in 2018. She recorded her first solo track in the Summer of 2018 with producer Jon Joseph and was immediately hooked on the feeling of creating something that spoke directly to her as an artist, fully in control of her own vision. Mini Trees debut EP, “Steady Me“, dropped in 2019 and Vega followed it with 2020’s EP, “Slip Away”

We are excited to announce the September 17 release of “Always In Motion”, the debut album from Mini Trees,

The project of California born and Los Angeles-based artist, Lexi Vega, Always In Motion is a collection of relatable indie-pop songs that acknowledge our collective anxiety about life’s improbability. “Over the course of the album I teeter-totter between having questions and wanting answers, but the resolution is to be okay with not knowing. I think I do find some acceptance along the way, but the album purposefully concludes with no real resolution,” Vega said.

To celebrate the announcement, Vega released a brand new single, “Carrying On” The driving, upbeat track follows the debut of previous single, “Spring”.

“Carrying On” by Mini Trees from the upcoming album ‘Always In Motion’ out September 17th, 2021 via Run For Cover Records

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