Moriah Bailey - Paige Bea - SOMOH
Oklahoma songwriter & harpist Moriah Bailey releases “The Ocean Life” from her upcoming album i tried words out December 2nd via Keeled Scales. Inspired by her earliest memories of music, the track is a multifaceted and alludes to notions of freedom, environmental degradation, capitalist consumption, and longing for a different kind of life.
The music video was directed & edited by Lauren Reese, with assistance from Holly Pierce & Elmer Fajardo. “The Ocean Life” music video couples Bailey’s soft but steady harp with snapshots of the natural landscapes in Oklahoma – revealing that change is omni-present.
What Bailey has to say about "The Ocean Life" & music video: "The Ocean Life" is about a lot of things and can be interpreted in different ways. In its broadest sense, for me, the song is longing and hoping for a different kind of life, and its also lamenting losses resulting from the ways that we relate to one another, places, and other beings.
My friend Lauren Reese envisioned and created the video for "the ocean life." When we initially talked about collaborating on this, I let her listen to the whole album and choose a song that she was excited about. The video was filmed at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. The result is a really compelling illustration of themes in the song that plays with light, reflection, water, and prairie.
======================================================================Paige Bea - Autopilot.
London-based singer, songwriter and producer Paige Bea has released her new single "Autopilot" - the latest taste of upcoming EP 'Goodbye, Then!' out 25th November, self-released via The Orchard.
"Autopilot" is the third in a string of recent releases following comeback track "Melt" and most recent single "4x4". Collectively, these releases have firmly re-established Paige Bea within the alternative pop landscape after a 2 year hiatus from releasing music, with wide acclaim and support from notable outlets.
An enthralling, addictive ear-worm that combines R&B hooks and industrial alt-pop production, new single "Autopilot" zeros in on the notion of "no longer being in the drivers’ seat", with the track directly inspired by an argument Paige had with a friend who was trying to pull her out of a bad romantic situation.
“You think that I’m spineless / But my heart’s on autopilot /
I can’t stop / Not possible /
Cruising down love’s slipstream / In the front seat /
At the top speed / I can’t stop / Not possible”
Speaking on the inspiration behind the new single, Paige said: "I was in that all-too familiar phase of a bad relationship when you're losing your own agency and being wilfully ignorant in the face of advice from your oldest and trusted friends but you’re not quite ready to acknowledge the truth. I could see the impact it was having on me - losing sleep, listless and weighed down as I drifted between lover and friend, suspended in the middle of someone else's open relationship - but I still couldn’t untangle myself."
SOMOH - Anything.
Get acquainted with exciting newcomer SOMOH (Pronounced Soe-Mow”) who today releases the video to your latest new indie-alternative obsession, “Anything.” Much like her upcoming tracks on her debut EP “A Plan To Get Home” out next year, this track is a profoundly emotional, well-crafted song that explores her relatable feelings of love, friendship, family, and hardship. “Anything” is available everywhere online via Tiny Library Records.
Speaking about “Anything,” SOMOH whose real name is Sophia Mohan said “This song is about coming to terms with your love for someone & knowing that you’d do just about anything for them. It’s a scary but beautiful feeling to fall that deeply for a person.” The song was produced and mixed by Joel Johnston, who has also produced and mixed SOMOH’s entire debut EP out on his own label, penciled in Spring 2023.
Speaking about her upcoming releases, SOMOH said “I’m really proud of this body of work, it’s been a long time coming. The main focus of this EP is about the transitional stages of life from childhood to your early 20s where part of you doesn’t feel ready to face all the changes. I think these songs convey a lot of those situations you have to deal with as you realise the world isn’t all sunshine and rainbows (e.g falling in love, coming to realisations about the people around you, how you treat yourself). I hope that people listening can find a part of their own story in my songs, it’s always nice to feel like you’re not alone in how you’re feeling.”
SOMOH is Sophia Mohan’s nickname and artist alias. She is 20 years old and hails from Ealing, London, born to a British father and an Italian mother. In her formative years, which she will tell “was a mess” when it came to listening to music, citing anything from Katy Perry to Neck Deep to The 1975 as artists she followed along with pop-punk that still has a special place in her heart. With her music influences more settled now, her music is currently influenced by Indigo De Souza, Alex G, The Japanese House, Adrianne Lenker and Far Caspian.