Mia Porter – “Meditating in Asia”


The gently expansive “Meditating in Asia” is a single released today from Rotterdam-based artist Mia Porter, whose dreamy textural production melds beautifully with lyrics that explore “the intricacies of a potential heartbreak.” Per the artist, the track — which precedes an album release in spring 2024 — strives to “maintain a sincere tone while infusing it with a (hopefully) comic familiarity.”

Calming acoustics and subtle background glistening build into the lush vocal presence, exuding title-bearing aspirations for “the day after you leave.” Gorgeous brass integrations appear past the one-minute turn, as the sparkling background textures emerge with more prominence. “I will do hard labor,” the vocals calmly continue, building into another “day after you leave,” refrain — and effectively conveying a post-relationship emotional response.

A soaring vocal composure ascends after the two-minute turn, conveying a dream-pop allure as synths and brassy warmness converge into the satiating conclusion. “Meditating in Asia” is a thoroughly inviting success from Mia Porter, casting a meditative spell in its serene production and introspective lyrical qualities.

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

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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