This post was originally published in August 2018.
With flute and some percussion, a combo organ track, and a short-attack synth bass, Mirah brings together some unlikely elements to deliver a roots concoction all her own. It features a beautiful vocal track and some really distinct electric guitar sprinkled over the chorus. An Eastern-inspired tabla-pocket meshes nicely with the sputtering bass and layers of falsetto.
Dynamically, the bridge is where the big reveal is, it's a culmination of theme and intent and is the key to understanding the song:
“I want the lighthouse to be on
when the evening’s coming on
because when the lighthouse isn’t on
the night can feel so long”— Mirah
It's a vocal and lyrical style that feels original, inspired, and immediately familiar.
Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn has been creating incorruptible independent pop music since the late 1990’s. This song is featured on our CHILL NEW Songwriters playlist.