Somewhere Over The Mystic Moon
The album's first single, “Bottom Of The Sea” is a siren's call that pulls you into the whirlpooling depths of a hypnotic and otherworldly ocean. This powerful, dreamy, dance anthem begs you to catch its wave and ride it, and leaves the sweet saltwater taste of what it might feel like to breathe under the sea with guardian whales at your side.
The second single, “Breakdown” was just released on December 7th to critical acclaim, is a hauntingly ecstatic showpiece featuring morose synthesizers, punctuating strings, and heavy, soulful vocals backed by driving percussion. The track shape shifts both sonically and thematically more than once with slow builds, huge breaks, and clever, vivid storytelling. If this track doesn't leave you with goosebumps and nostalgia for a place and time you’ve never been, nothing will.
India Sky’s ability to take you willingly into her conceptual worlds only strengthens as the album goes on. She originally composed five of the nine songs on Somewhere Over the Mystic Moon for her short film, The Life Cycle of Rainbows (2021, commissioned by EMBASSY Gallery in Edinburgh) which illustrates a soul’s journey through birth, maturity, death and the ancestral world. Other tracks on the project include songs that have been a part of her hybrid music + dance performances for years, reimagined, and re-shaped for the album, as well as newer compositions.
With "Somewhere Over the Mystic Moon", India Sky has created an inspiring and complex musical universe that is as conceptually, emotionally and sonically engaging as it is refreshing and rewarding. A free pre-album release performance and screening of India Sky’s film The Life Cycle of Rainbows will take place at The Berkeley Art Museum, and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) on December 9th 2022 5:30-7:00pm.