Let's Not Keep This on The DL: Mija Just Dropped Her First Solo Track, "Secrets"
Indie pop makes an unexpected foray into electronic dance music thanks to Mija in what is the “fk a genre” producer’s first original solo production, released today.
“Secrets,” a drum and bass dependent track, samples Canadian duo Tegan & Sara’s “Boyfriend,” albeit somewhat of an unintentional inclusion. Originally intended to function as the song’s temporary vocals, later to be replaced, the “Boyfriend” sample instead became indissoluble from Mija’s vision of “Secrets.” Increasingly smitten with the match of the edgy vocals to the song’s energetic synth work, Mija received permission from the “Closer” duo to use the vocals in Secrets’s official release. Citing Tegan & Sara as “lifelong inspirations,” Mija thanked the pair on her Twitter account for their approval of her sample request.
Recognized just as much for her remixes as she is for her distinguishing sea foam hued hair, Mija has put forth re-imaginations of various high profile singles, including Major Lazer and Wild Belle’s “Be Together,” and DJ Snake and Bipolar Sunshine’s “Middle.” With much of her notoriety therefore attributed to her remakes, Mija now offers listeners a more intimate conceptualization of her abilities as an independent DJ/producer to build a song from musical “scratch,” abilities that were never once doubted, but not displayed as frequently.
Feeding off of the energy exuded by fans, ecstatic to have received an original Mija release, Mija tweeted “all ur guys’ excitement is making me so happy I just wanna put out my next track already,” a statement that indicates that more exclusive Mija music is not a figment of the distant, but near future.
Listen to “Secrets” below, a track that on account of its mastery of production, will be anything but.