STELLAR frontwoman of the excellent funk freestylers The Mighty Mocambos Gizelle Smith has followed up her out-there-in-orbit cover of Kate Bush’s “King Of The Mountain” with a double drop of conscious, expansive, neo-psychedelic soul, “Better Remember (They’re Controlling You)” and “Miss World (Less Is More)”; and we’ve got that digital A-side for you to listen to right here.
Challenging you to wake up with winding, silky vocal prowess, Gizelle sings you through the social conditioning that’s whispering from the media platforms all around us, all the time’ whether digital, ad-served, on paper … she asks you to see clear while also whirling you across a floor of funk groove.
The digital flip, “Miss World (Less Is More)” looks at climate change through the lense of chopping funk guitars, piano and strings, a beat sitting right on your hips, her vocal power massed and free.
Talking of the twin tracks, she says: “Regardless of whether you agree with them or not, these are topics that aside from invoking a lot of passion, are important discussions for our future, fun to deliberate and easy to venture deep into.”
The A side is taken from Gizelle’s forthcoming solo album, Revealing. Keep your eyes peeled here at Backseat Mafia and on Gizelle’s socials for a release date for that.
“I have such a plethora of beautiful influences, I just want to channel and express myself in any musical way I want, across musical landscapes that I choose,” Gizelle says.
“Better Remember (They’re Controlling You)”/”Miss World (Less Is More)” is out now on all digital streaming platforms.