Mykki Blanco really doesn’t need any introduction from us. Queer pioneer and musician/rapper extraordinaire they have been an inspiration for the GIHE team for quite some time, and dazzled us with their live performance more than once. So, I’ve surprised myself by only just coming across their latest track, which was released back in April; I must have missed it amongst everything else going on at the moment. But I couldn’t not share it, just in case any of our followers – like me – missed it at the time too. It’s too wonderful not to. You need this in your ears. Better late than never, and definitely most needed right now.
Teaming up with ethereal musician Devendra Banhart and producer FaltyDL, ‘You Will Find It’ oozes a glistening, soulful splendour as shimmering hooks and swirling atmospherics provide the backdrop for Blanco’s trademark gritty power. Replacing their usual driving, glitchy energy with a haunting, soothing aura, with the help of Banhart and FaltyDL, they have created a perfect tranquil interlude; an alluring soundscape to immerse yourself in and find blissful cathartic release.
Of the track, Blanco expands:
“‘You Will Find It’ is a meditation. I don’t believe that everything spiritual has to feel so heavy and serious; I feel the opposite, actually. If people associated prayer with laughter, if prayer was made to feel sensual and funny and bitchy and ordinary, then I think more people would be comfortable acknowledging some kind of personal divine connection. This song is about exploring that connection: I should be able to smoke a joint with God and just chill a bit.”
Photo Credit: Matt Lambert