To hear an array of sounds in a world that is drowning at the moment feels like the perfect antidote we need and Mia Giovina gives us exactly that. Her new album Without A Note is the giving tree that does not stop giving. The album consists of 5 songs that will knock at your heart’s door in all earnestness. Mia is a gifted melody craftsman who has given us the perfect album to ease into. She has embellished the track with different textures that add a whole lot of dimensions to the album.
A walk with Mia Giovina to Deathbed
Deathbed begins like a gloomy choir on a rainy day with a guitar pushing the song forward. The track is gradually propelled forward with Mia’s voice. She delicately sings of heartbreak. The track is everything we need to be gracefully angry at ourselves for giving an undeserving person a chance. We’ve all been there. The album opens with a bang where the lyrics clearly make you taste the acid she feels for this past relationship.
This is followed by Losing Time and we are back to feeling the fear but rather a fear that radiates from within. Losing Time is a track that is dedicated Mia’s younger self. The track really touches upon some of the most ancient and insecure nerves in our bodies that need so much love. In this track, she sings of loving while also competing with our past selves. We sit with so much comparison as it is and we don’t realise how much of ourselves tries to live with our past, past lovers, past bodies, past homes, friendships, everything. Not realising how much of our present and future selves we lose by committing this act.
Without a Note
We finally hear Beckett’s gun go off with Without A Note. The album is already embellished with a whole new variety of gentle- heartbreak- sway. All this while it remains soft on the ear. The track has a slight spiralling quality to it with the way the background music swells and dips, adding to the tension. Mia manages to hold onto and build on this tension. With such a well-crafted heartbreak track, it would work incredibly well in Sex Education. Particularly when Ruby says “I Love You” to Otis. I have never wanted to punch anyone as hard as I wanted to punch Otis at that very moment. Ruby deserved and deserves so much more!
When we look at this album, we know that Mia Giovina has given us the perfect break-up album to sing our hearts out to. Mia has all our hearts in a jar already. This fresh release deserves so much more attention so go, don’t be shy. Click on the links attached above and enter a forest with gentle streams of heartbreak!