Mimi Pretend – “God Damn”


Exuding a tranquil dreaminess that ascends into a gorgeous vocal soaring, “God Damn” is a single out today from Los Angeles-based artist Mimi Pretend. The project of Miriam (Mimi) Nissan is joined by friends/collaborators Dean Rogers, Daniel DiMarchi, and Cormac Brown on this atmospheric effort, taking inspiration from textured rock in the shoegaze and grunge vein.

A gauzy backing shimmer complements a patiently unfolding vocal presence, joined by gentle guitar strums with an aesthetical likeness to Mazzy Star. “Saw you in a dream,” the vocals let out, furthering the nocturnal, dream-like soundscape quickly conveyed.

The title-touting sequence — “god damn, it took you awhile,” — is bolstered by an added textural glow, with jangly guitars and steady percussion enveloping alongside. This warmly layered accompaniment re-emerges in the final minute, culminating in a satiating desire to “see the light.” “God Damn” is a stirring single from Mimi Pretend.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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