New York-based, Korean-American musician Margaret Sohn aka Miss Grit, signs with Mute accompanied by new material
New York-based, Korean-American musician Margaret Sohn aka Miss Grit, returns today with a new single “Like You”, and announces being signed to Mute. Miss Grit has released two EPs over the past three years, “Talk, Talk” and “Impostor”. The new single was produced and recorded by Sohn.
Margaret Sohn (they/she) created Miss Grit to function as an outlet for their own analysis and expression of self. On ‘Like You’, they wrestle with listening to one’s inner voices. Which voices are leading to self-sabotage and which are leading towards liberation? What part of ourselves has been forced upon us by the outside world, and what was there to begin with? The magnitude of these questions and musings are reflected in Sohn’s meticulous, slowly building electric guitars and bold basslines (performed by Zoltan Sindhu), as her voice resonates over: “Bore new, everything is see-through. Confused, they might see they’re like you.”
Talking about ‘Like You’, Sohn explains, “I had the character of Ex Machina in mind as the voice I was singing from. Her arc in the movie felt really beautiful to me, and I wanted to reach the same ending as her in this song.” before going on to talk about signing to Mute: “Mute is one of the labels I put on a pedestal in my mind,” she says, “so the fact I was even on their radar was really flattering. And then to think they believed in my music enough to want to work together made me so happy.”Talking about the recent signing to Mute, she says: “Mute is one of the labels I put on a pedestal in my mind, so the fact I was even on their radar was really flattering. And then to think they believed in my music enough to want to work together made me so happy.”
Miss Grit has released two acclaimed EPs over the past three years, Talk, Talk, about the complexities of relationships, and Impostor about their grappling with identity. As a mixed-race, non-binary artist, they have always rejected the limits of identity that are thrust upon them by the outside world, in favour of embracing a more fluid and complex understanding of the self.
Produced and recorded by Sohn, ‘Like You’ presents Miss Grit as an artist intent on creating a way of being that is fully and completely their own.
MISS GRIT EUROPEAN LIVE DATES
26 Oct – Paris (FR), Supersonic Records
27 Oct – Antwerp (BE), Trix Club
29 Oct – Amsterdam (NL) London Calling at Paradiso
1 Nov – London (UK), Amazing Grace