5. March 2020 By Walter Price 0

…I know you inside, SINGLE: CARLI & the DARK – “Mimi” [Jake Cheriff, producer]

Carli & the Dark – Mimi is available at Apple Music.

Carli Naff Mimi

by Walter Price

Coming to terms with what once was is a heavy burden to contemplate. The new single from Brooklyn-based Carli & the Dark, “Mimi”, is a fragile lament about an inevitable relationship shift. Vocalist Carli Naff sings, “She wrapped me in her rosy hair/ And held me there/ Until we fell asleep/ She said If you feel like a child/ Just come to me/ I’ll be your guide/ I know you inside.”. Then, as time and moments can change everything, the songwriter remembers the contrast, “She doesn’t do that anymore/ She says if you feel like a child/ Just sit and read/ I’m not your guide/ The balance isn’t right”. Moving on, severing ties, are rarely easy journeys and this beautifully written song, at times tear-inducing, is heartbreakingly real. And therein lies its overwhelming power.

If you’re a fan of the songwriting styles of Sharon Van Etten, Maija Sofia and/or Angel Olsen, then you’ll love this. And you can stream the Jake Cheriff produced stunner below, as well as a film for “The Acrobat”.

CARLI & the DARK Mimi

+ The Acrobat

Artist photo via Facebook

vocals – Carli Naff
produced/mixed – Jake Cheriff
mastered – Dan Millice
artwork – Jan Juhaniak
bass – Chris Gaskell
drums – @tcribz
trumpet – Teagan Taylor

via Paper Moon Records


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“Carli & The Dark is the project of Carli Naff, a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter from Phoenix, Arizona. Naff studied acting and was auditioning in New York City in 2017 when she learned how to play guitar and wrote a song for the first time. At the time, Carli had been struggling with a vocal injury. A doctor told her that the strain was not from singing, but from poor technique while speaking. Her first EP was written while learning how to speak and changing her career path.”

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