Toronto-based, stunning singer/songwriter, Mieke, reveals this sweetly powerful live rendition of ‘Sleeping Alone’, a slice of her stirring and honest pop offering, lifted from her impressive 2015’s self-titled debut EP.
“I’m in NYC right now – reveals Mieke – in the midst of a heat wave, working on my new songs. It’s just me and some keyboards, it’s been solitary in a really good way…It’s essentially me in a gold pantsuit singing about my feelings to some jungle plants…”
Speaking of the video, she says: “I was in Toronto at the Great Hall (one of the first places I ever saw live music and decided that was what I’d do with my life!) I played and sang ‘Sleeping Alone’ on an old piano and my friend Adrian (Wood & Wires) set up a mic and camera and recorded it…I’ve been doing some little performance videos like this lately to release before my new material- to show people what it sounds like when it’s just me in my room, writing and figuring out what I want to say…”She adds: “I like that my nail polish is a bit chipped in the video and that you can see I have a pimple, and that the song is naked and on its own without production in this version. I have been trying to embrace imperfection in life more, to see things for what they are without masks on…Producing my songs has been a challenging journey, but this is what always makes sense to me; the moments when I am just there writing the music- me and a piano…”
Photography by Justin Broadbent