Mirah, “Oxen Hope”

Laura Leebove

By Laura Leebove

Managing Editor
on 03.03.14 in Listen to This

“Seems like the future’s always gonna have its way of knocking me down,” Mirah sings on “Oxen Hope,” from her forthcoming solo LP Changing Light, her first in nearly five years. On this searing breakup track, her honeyed voice is layered, and she’s traded her typical folky and guitar-driven tone for dark, minimal R&B beats. It’s an excellent, if bleak, first taste of what’s to come.