Mietta: A Mad Distance

Mietta: A Mad Distance

A Mad Distance, the debut album by Melbourne songstress Mietta, is a glorious first disc. Drawing elements of acoustic, folk, world and Latin music, the musicianship in terms of the playing is incredibly high on this album. Opening with ‘Sueno’, a slow-burning track, it somewhat feels like this album coincides with an episode of the TV show Global Village, looking at all the different music cultures all around the world.
From delicate Spanish guitar runs to the full orchestral band arrangements, there is something a little more interesting to discover on this album than your normal run-of-the-mill album. Described as her ‘Wonderwall’, ‘Midnight and the Deep Blue Sea’ is the standout track on the release, with many textures, feelings and sounds explored throughout the five minutes.
‘Gone’ is the latest single and sounds like the most radio friendly song of the record. It’s taken a few years for this album to come about; however, with an EP slated for release in early 2015 we are likely to hear some more music in the near future. A perfect complement to a sunny afternoon.
Out now via independent release
Written by Tex Miller