There is a lovely scuzzy, dirty edge to Moody Beach’s (aka Melissah Mirage) new track ‘The Other’ that fills it was swagger and attitude – matched by Moody Beach’s performance in the accompanying video. The track contrasts with her earlier release (‘Chance’, reviewed by me here) which was a more restrained dream pop piece. The gloves come off in ‘The Other’, replaced by something a little more heavier and spikier. There remains, however, a vibrant pop sensibility underneath the fuzzy guitars and acid-laced intensity.
Lyrically, the attitude flows through with a declaration of independence and empowerment:
Don’t try to fit their mould
Don’t change what you know
Their pigeonholes are wrong
It’s gone on for too long
The video is infused with an air of decadence and excess, a sense of the dark and edgy pace:
The track is off Moody Beach’s third EP, ‘Assembly of the Wild’, being released through Viscera Arts. You can catch Moody Beach launching ‘The Other’ live for the first time on 17 July at Newtown’s Waywards, with support from rising singer/songwriter Dominic Breen (another Backseat Mafia favourite). Details and tickets here.