Lazy Light is the latest single from London based Japanese artist Mieko Shimizu’s album I Bloom which was released earlier this year. The track is co-written with William D Drake of cult noise-psych band The Cardiacs.
For this new release the single has been remixed by Mercury Prize winner Mike Lindsay (Tunng) with an accompanying video which takes the viewer on a laid-back journey through a smoke-filled landscape. It’s an extremely satisfying clash of styles and cultures which make for a progressive and deep listening experience.
The track opens with pitch bending guitars, much like Connan Mockasin or Mac DeMarco and simmers down into a super chilled stoner backbeat. Mieko’s easy liquid style, backed by haunting vocals from William D Drake create a cocktail perfect for a lazy, hazy summer afternoon with nowhere to go and nothing to do.