Mookhi’s ‘Lost & Found’ EP is short and deliciously sweet
Short, and deliciously sweet, Sydney artist MOOKHI has released her debut EP Lost & Found. Crafted in her own home studio, it is only fitting that each tune is woven together like a scrapbook of sounds and samples. Grounded in instrumentals, the EP feels less like a collection of individual songs, and more like the soundtrack to your thoughts.
Opening Lost & Found is ‘Foul Play’, Mookhi‘s debut single. Featuring the vocals of Billy Fox, ‘Foul Play’ has already gathered thousands of plays on Spotify and an overwhelmingly positive response from the industry.
Flickering with static but grounded in nature, ‘Lacunae’ beholds a fascinating interplay between new and old. The song begins with a very interesting sound, erratic in tempo, almost suggesting of hip-hop vibes. But when the track kicks into gear, you know that you are no doubt listening to crystal clear electronica. The percussion is military-like, made more gentle by the whistling melody.
‘More Tea?’ Yes please. The EP’s third track delves into more experimental territory. The whole tune shimmers with light. The drops are subtle, but present, suggesting ‘More Tea’ to be one of her stronger live tracks. Sampling articulate and enticing spoken words, Lost & Found is becoming less of a track list, and more of story book.
‘So Sushi’ revisits the whistles and chimes that first appeared in ‘Lacunae’, but this time does it even more whimsically. A sound like a pan flute dances its way through the track. Where Robin Hood meets remix, ‘So Sushi’ is all bells and whistles.
‘Call it’, Lost & Found‘s closing track, is the most vocal-heavy of the EP’s five songs. The lyrics do not give us much, but the incandescent way they are sung has just enough heart and soul.
Lost & Found is without a doubt a beautiful collection of songs. But to consider that this artist is only a few months into her music career, that is when things become truly magical. Mookhi has the attention, and the talent, to ensure that very exciting things come of her music.
Words by ABBEY LENTON