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Sydney artist MUKI is offering the first taste of her new music, releasing her debut single Level Mind Fuck. The self proclaimed ‘future-pop’ queen is set to release a full length body of work next year.
Accompanied by a futuristic visual, the track and music video are inspired by Ridley Scott’s 1982 Blade Runner. The futuristic soundscape of the song offers glitchy production is paired with commanding tongue-in-cheek lyricism. The song is an introduction to the Mukiverse, fusing together the dystopian futuristic sounds and visuals into one world. The tracks striking music video is set in a chromatic state, with MUKI finding herself in hot water when things don’t go to plan.
The two-part structure of the track allows the singer to showcase her versatility as an artist, as she forays into the world of dark-pop. MUKI shares some insight into the songs format, saying: “It almost feels as though it’s two songs stuck together, but it’s meant to feel like by the second half of the song you’re on a new level...We also wanted to leave a little golden nugget for listeners, so we added in an elevator sound between the two levels, as a little homage to the humble beginnings of the idea for the song !”
Having written for artists such as Briggs, PACES, The Veronicas and Jessica Mauboy, MUKI stepped out from behind the scenes, launching her career with her debut single, Sassaparilla. Building up a fanbase, and after a string of singles, the singer dropped her debut EP It Won’t Hurt, which landed her a supporting slot on 5 Seconds Of Summer’s Australian arena tour. The musician has received two ARIA ward Nominations for her co-writing work on Jessica Mauboy’s record Hilda and Briggs’ Always Was EP.
Level Mind Fuck is out now! Listen to the song below.