Mimi Pretend, the stage name of Miriam (Mimi) Nissan, an American singer-songwriter, has succeeded in carving out a name with her latest track “Hateful.” This moving and captivating song is the second single from Mimi’s upcoming EP, “Sick Eros,” and it exemplifies her abilities as a lyricist and performer.
Mimi Pretend was born in the gorgeous Colorado Mountains and currently lives in the bustling city of Los Angeles. Her melodies are serene and relaxing, evoking the serenity of her highland childhood, while her intelligent lyrics and storytelling convey the emotional complexity of navigating life in a modern metropolis.
“Hateful” is a musical chronicle of Mimi’s emotional journey during a period of her life. She puts together a narrative of love, grief, and, ultimately, growth, drawing inspiration from the depths of heartbreak. Mimi’s soothing feminine vocals guide listeners through the darkness of heartbreak, bringing peace and solace.
The instrumentation on the track exemplifies the beauty of simplicity. The ethereal, almost dreamlike tone of the drums, synths, and other instruments provides a soothing environment that enables listeners to become immersed in the feelings communicated by Mimi’s lyrical voice. The sparse yet effective sound lets her vocals shine, making the song feel both intimate and global.
While “Hateful” is definitely an indie pop song, it crosses genre lines and draws comparisons to the deep and passionate works of musicians such as Florence + The Machine, Phoebe Bridgers, and Mitski. Mimi Pretend’s ability to connect with her audience through real, honest emotion invokes memories of confessional singer-songwriters like Joni Mitchell and Carole King from the 1970s.
“Hateful” has a cathartic and therapeutic vibe. Mimi’s soothing and engaging personality helps her see that even in the most difficult of situations, beauty and hope can be found as she navigates the rivers of sadness and self-discovery. This music would be a fantastic complement to a playlist designed to help you relax, think deeply, or simply take some time for yourself.
“Hateful” by Mimi Pretend is a remarkable display of her enormous talent as a vocalist, composer, and guitarist. This single offers an amazing insight inside the impending “Sick Eros” EP, with its evocative lyrics, calming instrumentation, and seductive vocals. I strongly urge both indie pop aficionados and those who are not to listen to “Hateful”.