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stream Mirah’s “Ordinary Day” off new album ‘Understanding,’ see her on tour

Mirah

Long-running indie singer/songwriter Mirah is set to follow 2014’s Changing Light with her first album in four years, Understanding, and we’re premiering a new song from it, “Ordinary Day” (which, no, is not a Vanessa Carlton cover). She’s already released a few songs from it, all of which have sounded pretty different, and “Ordinary Day” is no exception. It’s 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. It’s a love song, as Mirah explains:

It’s always strange to write love songs, to fall in love, when the world feels like it’s falling into a dark hole. But we have to. It’s useful actually. Love lifts the world up. It makes it so you can wake up crying, but then look over at the one you love and know that you can face the world, together and separately, and bring beauty and bring peace, not just to each other, but to everyone you meet and every place you go. Love is a strong power.

The album comes out September 7 via her own Absolute Magnitude Recordings label (pre-order). Listen to the new song, and the three previous singles, below.

As mentioned, Mirah is also touring, including a show at Brooklyn’s gorgeous Park Church Co-Op on October 20 (tickets). All dates are listed below.

Mirah Understanding

Tracklist
1. Counting
2. Information
3. Lake/Ocean
4. Lighthouse
5. Blinded by the Pretty Light
6. Ordinary Day
7. Hot Hot
8. Love Jetty
9. Sundial
10. Energy

Mirah — 2018 Tour Dates
9/8 Seattle, WA Ballard Homestead
9/9 Olympia, WA Capitol Theater
9/10 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
9/12 Arcata, CA The Sanctuary
9/13 San Francisco, CA Cafe Du Nord
9/14 Bolinas, CA The Farmstead @ Gospel Flat Farm
9/16 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
10/9 Boston, MA First Church of Somerville
10/10 Portland, ME Apohadion
10/11 Providence, RI AS220
10/12 Woodstock, NY Colony
10/13 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
10/20 Brooklyn, NY Park Church Co-Op
10/21 Washington DC, Songbyrd
10/22 Durham, NC The Pinhook
10/23 Asheville, NC The Mothlight
10/24 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn
10/26 Chicago, IL Schuba’s
10/27 Milwaukee, WI Colectivo Coffee
10/28 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig
10/29 Toronto, ON The Monarch
10/30 Montreal, QC Casa Del Popolo

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