LOS ANGELES, CA-
“…The co-headliner for the evening was Brooklyn, NY based indie electronic artist Mothica. After releasing her “Blue Hour” mini-documentary on Youtube a couple of months ago, she has started to release new singles which will eventually aggregate into a full album. Los Angeles was lucky to be the first stop on a short 3 show tour which also hit up New York City and Toronto.
As her mini-documentary reveals, Mothica (nee McKenzie Ellis) has been through a lot in her life, and as she states on her website:
“By telling my story, I let it go. I long to see the beauty amidst all the hurt, and the color my pain has given me is a perfect shade of blue. This is my blue hour, and I’m so grateful to share it with you.”
All of that hurt, and her journey to create something beautiful from it, has proved to be some amazingly powerful source material for her new creative works. I was especially moved by the performance of her most recent single “Hungover” (which was released on Dec 5th I believe). That chorus of “Say goodbye to the comedown, wasted nights, You only leave me hungover, over you” with its punchy bassline sounds good on the recording… but it will also put tingles in your spine live. Really good songwriting right there.
So far Mothica has only released three new singles (“Love Me Better”, “Now” and “Hungover”) – four if you count “Chasing Light (Pt.2)”, but needless to say she’s still got lots more music that we have yet to hear or see. Hopefully, she’ll drop those tracks soon and come back out to Los Angeles for a few more gigs…”