It’s been a while since I’ve been able to feature a track from Mesita on the blog, but “Together” came to me at the perfect time. (James) Mesita has announced his full length album The Phoenix, out Dec. 30th, featuring all the singles he’s dropped throughout the year.
After taking a bit of a break releasing music, diy musician Mesita is back with some new music in “The Villain”. The first single from his upcoming album Infinity Sky Deluxe, the song comments on our society’s obsession with using social media to affect how we’re perceived by others and how it can cover up own emptiness.
Take a listen below.
“This is a weight that needed to be lifted. I was just spinning the tires” is the beginning of an emotional sentiment from James (Mesita) for his latest EP offering. His artistry is louder, telling his listeners that these songs are needing to be released first in order for him to feel free of the ‘baggage’ and forge ahead to make the album he so vividly envisions.
XYXY is yet another superb addition to his impressive discography. A carriage of light and airy-piano carries his beautiful falsetto in ‘Alone Is OK’ leading into ‘Hostages’, a sound that morphs quite comfortably into a less conservative electro-drum peak. The heightened energy then flows into the refreshing ‘Kingston’- a much welcomed higher tempo that displays his honey-dripping vocal perfectly. It’s timing is sublime. The finale of XYXY completes this quartet of sounds by exposing a gloriously catchy chorus for a run-up to the finish. I, however, did a loop-de-loop and went back around to start again from Number 1…
Faith restored in the inbox. 24-year-old american musician from Denver, Colorado James Cooley (aka Mesita) e-mailed me today to tell me about his new album called The Coyote (out since April 3rd). I’ve liked everything I’ve heard so far, but still just diving in. Go ahead and download “Onward Upward”, but also take a listen to the opening track “Ken Caryl”.
Head to Bandcamp to buy the record.