Cheyenne Marie Mize‘s 2010 debut LP, Before Lately, was full of dreamy, beautifully sparse guitar-pop with roots in the blues. Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, the singer-songwriter’s skillful way of getting a remarkable amount of substance out of relatively minimal instrumentation is reminiscent of Feist’s The Reminder or Cat Power’s The Greatest.
On January 24th, Mize will follow up Before Lately with a new EP entitled We Don’t Need. ”Wishing Well” is the lead track off the album and once again showcases her ability to make more out of less. Void of any guitars, bass or drum kit, the track is instead driven by an intricate percussion arrangement that features handclaps, cowbells, stomps, and cymbals. It sounds like the only thing that she isn’t banging on is the kitchen sink. While a track like this could easily go awry in the wrong hands, Mize’s R&B-infused take on modern pop pulls it off with flying colors. Check it out below.
We Don’t Need is out January 24th on Yep Roc.