Stream Moses Sumney’s ‘Mid-City Island’ EP

After giving us a taster a few days ago in the form of the stunning “Man On The Moon”, the Los Angeles hailing soul tingling talent known as Moses Sumney today blesses us with a full stream of his Mid-City Island EP, which is available to purchase today.

“I started making “Mid-City Island” in the fall, after a producer friend lent me an ’80s 4-track recorder and suggested I try recording myself before going into proper studio sessions. It was my first time recording myself, capturing songs immediately to cassette tape as I was writing them. I belatedly decided it would be cool to share these ideas in their infancy so you can trace their development over time.

This project for me is about learning how to let go and share ideas that are raw, simple, and unfiltered. A lot of the parts are thus one-take and improvised. “Mumblin’,” which I recorded with my loop pedal connected to the tape machine, is completely made up on the spot and was only done once.

There’s a requisite honesty that comes with bedroom recordings. Thematically, the songs center around living alone in the middle of a big city like Los Angeles, finding the balance between isolation and over stimulation.” – Moses Sumney.

“Mid-City Island” is available digitally HERE and on limited edition cassette.