By Staff, Photo by Aubrey Trinnaman on March 6, 2014
Those pesky transition periods in life provide a lot of musical inspiration for artists. For LA-based songwriter, Mike Sempert, the product of that changing spark comes in the form of a solo album, Mid Dream, out May 6th via Velvet Blue Music. Sempert's solo project veers to a different direction from his electropop project, Birds & Batteries, but its folk stylings are still worthy of a needle drop. Listen to "Good Morning Young Artist" below to understand.
Sempert replaces signature synths with a delicate electric guitar riff, steady drum beats and a unique voice that makes his honest lyrics stand out. With "Good Morning Young Artist," Sempert is able to express the doubts of his everyday life and look at them with a sense of hope.
There's a refreshing optimism in the midst of his blunt honesty that brings balance to his songs. Take a listen for yourself below and be sure to pick up Mid Dream on May 6th!