Following on from psychedelic lofi single ‘Dizzy’, newcomer Maejis Mind is back again and sounding better than we could have possibly imagined. In new work ‘What’s Worth It’, self-sustaining musician James Beasley delivers that Los Angeles cool with strutting guitars, swaggering percussion and retro riffs that rouse up images of flared trousers, big hair and medallioned chests of the state’s not too distant past. Still very much in the low fidelity realm, the edges of the instrumentation are fuzzed out and Beasley’s somnambulist vocal echoes through in a dreamy blur.
Riding on a funky rhythm and hypnotic synth leads, we’re wander down this expansive track, perhaps in deep thought as Maejis Mind poses the rhetorical question “what’s worth it?” in relation to the very idea of what reality is and what we live for.
It’s an inspired tribute to the music that has influence this L.A. musician so much, from legends Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd, through to contemporary bands like King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Tame Impala.
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