New York’s talented twosome MEMBA and Oklahoma native Mothica freed their electronic/future bass track “Chasing Light” via the Trap Nation imprint Lowly Palace. Purring detuned synths and rapid fire hi-hat rolls follow Mothica’s bold vocal chops.
Mothica’s Mckenzie Ellis identifies as a “gloom pop” princess, Ones to Watch artist and suicide survivor. At 15 years young, Mckenzie jumped in front of a moving vehicle. The injuries Mothica sustained left her unable to walk for three months. Ellis’ medical diagnoses of major depressive disorder, narcolepsy and sleep paralysis shifted the way she felt about music: a therapeutic outlet. Her creations “Clear” and “Brave” found their homes at Majestic Casual and Fool’s Gold respectively.
Influencers including Huffington Post, BBC Radio 1, BBC Asian Network, EARMILK and This Song Is Sick have covered releases from Elysian Records instrumentalists Ishaan Chaudhary and Will Curry (MEMBA). By 2017, MEMBA surpassed 7 million combined plays across top-tier streaming platforms.
“MEMBA’s music is so colorful, and my songwriting is often faded and grey,” professed Mothica. “I thought disguising some of my darkest thoughts, amongst their bright sounds, would be an interesting pairing.”
Download MEMBA and Mothica’s gem “Chasing Light.”