Mima Good releases her new album titled ‘Hydra’. Being experimental by nature, Mima really shines with originality and depth with this collection of creativity that transcends genres and mixes musings with a style that is good Mima.
“When I released the Good Girl EP, I felt relieved that I had conquered my greatest personal trauma. Yet, I found that once I eliminated that monster, I found others lurking beneath the surface. I wanted so badly to feel free from the grips of my abuser, the patriarchy, trauma, but I realized how much my fear is tied to the collective. No one is free until everyone is free.”
Mima Good is an experimental pop artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She grew up in Manhattan, playing in different bands from a young age until eventually beginning her solo project. She is a classically trained vocalist with years of experience in jazz, pop, and rock technique.
She has always been a composer and multi-instrumentalist, picking up the guitar, piano, and bass, but she really began to define her sound when she learned how to produce her own music. She converted her closet into a vocal booth and has been working on her debut album for the past year. Hydra is a genre-bending collection of songs about youthful woes from a troubled world.
The 12 tracks of “Hydra” feature a genre-bending collection of sounds, both live and electronically programmed. It is an explosive bedroom pop project, exploring many heads of trauma and oppression. Written, performed, and produced by Mima Good, Hydra pushes the boundaries of contemporary pop.
The cathartic project features collaborations with many of Good’s friends, including Christopher McBride on saxophone, Shelby Keller (Pom Pom Squad) on percussion, and YATTA on vocal ad-libs. “I wanted the album to hold the vulnerability of a bedroom recording with the clear audio quality of a studio pop album.”
The Hydra is a giant 9-headed serpent that Hercules has to fight in Greek mythology. When he cuts off one head, two more grow in its place. For Mima, this serves as a metaphor for the constant personal and collective battle against systems of oppression.