Rising Danish-Japanese pop star Mina Okabe has released her new EP, Spinning Around today. The release arrives with the irresistible bossa nova-inspired lead single, “Talk To Me”, which offers listeners a glimpse into the mixtape of heartbreak, good times and everything in-between written and recorded during her past whirlwind year. Listen to it now below.
“’Talk to Me’ is about the frustrating feeling that comes when someone you’re interested in is not opening up and is hard to read,” Mina Okabe explains, “I like how it stands out among my other songs – both lyrically and with the playful production – but most of all, because it gives me a feeling of confidence.”
Like an old school mixtape, when young people used to sit in their rooms and record all their favorite songs on cassette tapes or CDs, Spinning Around is just like those personal mixes of heartbreak, self-reflection and good times. This is a mixtape from Mina Okabe to you.
“The past year has gone by really fast – like a whirlwind of inspiration and creation in the best possible way. I feel that the many new and exciting experiences I have had can be heard in the songs I’ve written, expressing very different energies and emotions, from where I’m most vulnerable to a lighter feel of self-irony. And so, I thought ‘Spinning Around’ was a suiting title for this collection of songs,” Mina Okabe explained.