Understanding, Mirah’s 6th full length solo record, is a conscientious return to her early unconventional recording process — an embrace of spirited imperfection and rawness inclusive of rough first takes, natural room sounds, and a fair amount of broken equipment.
One of the best lyricists of our indie rock generation, Mirah uses her sharp intellect, empathy, and a measure of levity to shine a light on the world around us and the ways of our own hearts, showing us that understanding is what we all need a little more of.
Understanding is Mirah's third release through her Absolute Magnitude Recordings.
CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND: MIRAH SHARES THE ORIGINS OF HER NEW VIDEO, “LAKE/OCEAN”
A JOURNEY TO AN ALASKAN GLACIER ON A CONVERTED TUGBOAT
“The track, which comes from her latest album, Understanding, captures the New York singer-songwriter confronting her fear of water and darkness, as she so eloquently phrases it in those opening lines. It’s fitting, then, that the song’s newly revealed video sees her traversing one of the most beautiful and intimidating bodies of water in the country, the Alaska Inside Passage.”
BROOKLYN VEGAN: STREAM MIRAH'S "ORDINARY DAY" OFF NEW ALBUM 'UNDERSTANDING', SEE HER ON TOUR
"...a lovely dose of minimal bedroom synthpop that sounds kinda like it could’ve come out in the early 2000s, and it sounds great today too."
MAGNET EXCLUSIVE: PREMIERE OF MIRAH’S “LIGHTHOUSE” (FEATURING GREG SAUNIER OF DEERHOOF)
"Mirah’s most ambitious piece of work to date."
AMERICAN SONGWRITER: MIRAH ANNOUNCES, UNDERSTANDING, CALLS FOR COMPASSION IN NEW SONG "INFORMATION"
"The track begins on a gentle note, with Mirah, whose long beloved voice has never sounded stronger, singing of “los[ing] your heart and wast[ing] your mind” over a single acoustic guitar. At the chorus, the arrangement swells to an emotional crescendo, as Mirah finds something akin to catharsis in imploring listeners to allow the deluge of information found in each day’s news to “make [them] kind.”
STEREOGUM: MIRAH PREMIERE'S HOT HOT FROM NEW ALBUM
"...she sings of self-motivation over an electric organ: “Keep keepin’ it hot hot…I’ll get back to myself one of these days.” Her voice summons Lana Del Rey’s sighing intonations and Robyn’s anthemic electro-pop."