“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down,” a quote from renowned author Toni Morrison’s book Song of Solomon. Inspired by this author, the Sri Lanka born, Brooklyn raised producer mithunder abandoned the people holding him back, allowing himself to elegantly soar across the sky. Honing his talents, the artist has crafted a distinct soundscape that is reminiscent of rain falling in a forest with the sound of each individual droplet hitting a leaf sending you deeper into a blithe induced coma. Meeting at the intersection of dream pop, lo-fi study beats, psychedelia and soul he forms a beautifully idyllic sound that effortlessly makes the worries of modern living melt away, all whilst the world around us alters itself to form a serene paradise of our own design. It’s pure bliss and his debut album The Garden, a reflection on his own growth, is a treat for the ears. However it was the lead single Seafoam that I found myself continuously going back to time and time again.
Wrapped in a wistful nostalgia with whimsical melodies melting into the hazy soundscape, this is one of those songs that makes you feel weightless. His authentic vocal crisply glides overs the piece, allowing the idyllic lyrics to take you away and give you a few brief moments of serene bliss. I’d akin this to lying in your garden on a summers day and letting the sun rays dance across your skin. Utterly magical.