I was given the chance to review Mio Soul’s latest release, Subliminal Melody, for NekoPOP.
The challenge was simple: for 52 weeks, Mio Soul sat in a Starbucks with half an hour to create new beats. The result was anything but. Subliminal Melody takes some of the products of her coffeehouse exercise and expands them into full-fledged electronic pieces. Although this is a departure from her R&B debut, In My Skin, it’s an impressive addition to her discography, proving that she is as much a producer as she is a singer.
Opening up with the calm “Digital Love Letters”, Subliminal Melody initially comes across as an ambient album. However, several of the songs, including “Boost Me Up” and “These 3 Words”, veer into dance territory
Listening to: “Blind 77” by Mio Soul