We Plug 2 Y.O.U... Midian

On the rare occasion, since I started this website about a year ago, have I been sent music by a new/emerging artist & been so BLOWN away that I have to write about it... I literally CANNOT function when this happens, the only thing on my mind is how and if NOT immediately, I can get this music to you! So you can imagine how the last 3 days have been (lol)... I received this email on Sunday from an EMERGING female R&B/Soul Singer from the DC/VA area in the States by the name of Midian & I was almost gonna do that procrastinating thing (as you do) and skip this email until later BUT alas I peeped the content of the email & can I just say... BEST THING I'VE DONE ALL WEEK!

SO anyway allow me to introduce you to Virginia based Midian Mathers... As she so boldly stated in her press-kit, Midian SOUNDS like Midian & I'm quite hard-pressed to disagree with her. You know how much I like comparisons even though I say I don't? Well I couldn't find one clear comparison to Midian, maybe I'm just not trying hard enough... Maybe I'm enjoying the Music too much & talking about Music, that is why we are here ofcourse, let's hear something from her...

That which you just heard is titled 'Heart Beat', produced by Emerging Philly-based + Grammy Award-Winning Production duo, Don Cheegro & Dirty Harry (Sound familiar? Well think Usher, Ciara, Ludacris, Chris Brown, Beanie Sigel)... This record is all kindsa GOODNESS to my ears, I just CANNOT get enough of it, the bassline that kicks off the musical arrangement is just to die for + the minimalist production is just right as Ms. Mathers rides (I say RIDE because it's almost like she's rapping on this in certain parts lol) on this with so much ease + what can I say about her vocals? You can hear em for yourself... The Woman can SING iBeg...

You still in doubt? Let's hear some more Midian!

'In Your Eyes' is what you just heard... I'm feeling the soulful vibe on this one! A Very heart-felt & emotional record from Midian & I'm still very impressed by her vocal delivery plus the almost background keys & guitar  are a perfect blend for this solemn record giving it that amazing acoustic sound + the way the drums subtly kick in on the final part of the record signals perfectly the uplifting of the record... iLove it! Absolutely love it!

Both songs that you've heard will be part of Midian's mixtape that due out in April, I cannot wait to hear more of this woman to be perfectly honest... She's begun work on her debut album as well and taking into account the calibre of producers she's been working OR has worked with, the likes of Chiba Antoine (Amy Winehouse, Amel Larrieux...), David Sanguinetti, James Poyser (Al Green, Talib Kweli, Musiq Soulchild, D'Angelo...) & Carvin Haggins (Jazmine Sullivan, Jill Scott, Justin Timberlake, Ledisi...), I expect nothing short of an amazingly put-together debut album... You can even tell by my writing that I'm overly excited to hear more of Midian Mathers in the coming months!

Until then however, we do have some more of this woman to share with you & I hope you enjoy her music as much as I clearly do...

"Whatever will be, will be. I hope you can see Tomorrow with Me.." - Midian

Another very good song from the VA native, Midian who, would you believe it, is also a Model and an Actress with minor roles in First Kid, Shadow Conspiracy & Dawson's Creek... & we're kinda wishing she definitely sticks with the music because there is definitely something there... something really good... something pretty much amazing (oh that's my new phrase by the way)... As she lists her musical influences to be Etta James, Ray Charles, Mary J. Blige, and Stevie Wonder, we can straight-away see where that soulful sound of hers comes from & as she includes the likes of Lauryn Hill, the Fugees, TuPac, Biggie, Jay-Z & Kanye West to her list of musical influences, you can recall the songs you just heard & specifically pick out the little hip-hop rhetoric she embeds in her music... It's just quality music all round & I definitely CO-SIGN Midian

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Until the Next Time...


  1. not bad, not bad...its always good to hear new talent and this is no exception

    I personally like the 2nd track the most. the rimshots, light percussion and guitars. its almost a one drop. her lyrics are quite confessional too which is nice

    her vocal range seems quite fixed but then again...maybe she just knows her lane

    as I typed on Twitter...interesting first name too...hmmm

    props man. quite a find. right label, right time and right place could see her blow up on a minor scale

    The Almighty's Blessings

  2. she's fantastic. I would love to hear more music from her.

  3. she's in the US and not signed yet? the US needs help. Clearly she is incredible.

  4. for once some one singing as opposed to doing that church siging that has become the staple of so-called rnb music.go on girl do your thing.

  5. What an exceptional talent. She has it! Lets do what we can to promote her. Keep going forward Midian, you can do it!

  6. Ok i found the sounds like …she sounds like NAIRA they could be twins NICE!!!


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