Ominous synth drifts across the intro, as the drums stay strong and grounded. What follows is a mysterious and elusive track of flowing french vocals with intricate harmonies. This is the sound of Mivedrix’s new single ‘Nomad’.
Electropop-Parisian Mivedrix has added a splash of 1980s synth-pop and a hint of spookiness in order to create a strange mix that has all-in-all come out as what can only be described as an intriguing listen.
This strikes true in the subject of the track, the concept of Nomadism. Without a fixed point, an essence of freedom and liberation runs through the core of the song. I enjoyed that about it. Mivedrix is sending a message to listeners to not feel too constrained by society. I think what she wants to say above all is to do whatever it is you want to do, and don’t let anyone stop you.
It would be nice to think we didn’t live in a world where life gets in the way for some people, and not everyone can just do what they want. However, what Mivedrix is trying to say is nothing if not admirable.
The melodic complexity of the tune, intertwined with a groovy 80s backing, brings an almost classical sense to the song. This genre-mashing effort draws you in and keeps you hooked till the end. I would almost describe it as hypnotic.
Would I listen to Mivedrix again? I think I would just from the sheer curiosity of what she might have tried in an attempt to create contemporary, genre-testing sounds.