British Soulful Singer/Songwriter Mi’das releases debut album ‘All Inside Your Head’.’ Mike Davies creates soulful pop music infused with his trademark vocal and guitar playing. From busking the streets to performances with artists such as Leona Lewis, Jessie J, Rita Ora, Labrinth and Jamie Cullum, you could say the last 10 years have been quite a journey for this Brighton born soulful strummer. In 2015, Mi’das played a total of 60 shows to 20,000 people and memorable performances at venues such as the O2 arena, Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, and Kensinton Palace (In front of Prince William, Bon Jovi…) He also released a series of three EPs ‘The Story so far’ which was an eclectic mix of the soul and pop music he loves so much. Quoting Bill Withers, Joni Mitchell, Elton John and Gregory Porter as strong influences the sound is rooted in timeless songwriting but is discernibly of our time.
Speaking of his debut album, Mi’das states ‘This album may be the most retro sounding album I’ll ever make as a homage to those artists I’ve learnt from’. His debut album ‘All Inside Your Head’ is a collection of songs, which represents the last 10 years of his life.
With ‘Justice’, Mi’das takes a political standpoint repeating, “Justice will be done” throughout the song. It’s a cry for help, a cry for hope that one day all will be right in the world. It’s the first song off the album making a statement on the type of writer and artist he is. Mi’das takes a lighter approach with ‘Sunshine.’ ‘Sunshine’ illuminates a by the shore groovy vibe that makes you smile hearing his smooth vocals sing about love; “I’d love to feel your sunshine on a rainy afternoon.”
Mi’das takes a groovy turn with ‘If I Were You.’ It’s a more upbeat jazzy tone compared to most of the songs off the album. This lighthearted feel showcases his instrumental abilities well along with his effortless vocals. ‘This Year (Make A Change)’ is Mi’das way of saying he will be making a change from a lively and political standpoint. He repeats the hook, “I’m gonna make a change, you’re gonna make a change, we’re gonna make a change” emphasizing its importance.
As for the meaning behind the name, Mi’das adds ‘I called it All Inside Your Head as I’ve come to notice that most things in this life good or bad come down to something you can change yourself in your own mind without blaming anyone or looking for other reasons’.
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