New Music: Israeli Producer and Vocalist – ZIV Releases Her New Chilling Lo-fi Hip Hop EP, ‘Near Mint’

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Taking the plunge into studying music from the early age of 16, Ziv Barashi went form staring as the lead singer of a group, to writing, producing and recording her second EP titled ‘Near Mint’

She incorporates a blend of lo-fi RnB, and soul with her luscious vocals providing a befitting accompaniment to the downtempo mood throughout her latest EP.

One of the stand out tracks is ‘9/11’, which has a beautiful sultry tone radiating from the boom bap drum pattern, which nicely envelopes over her slightly distorted vocals. ZIV’s experimentation with her vocals and sounds highlights an interesting direction in her music, coming from a jazz and classical background

Speaking on the EP she writes,The exception of being Near Mint was a big step for me to except myself. I used to push myself to perfecting and it costed my soul a lot. In terms of love and relationships, Near Mint describes both sides of the coin. Falling in love, rising in love. Love makes the world move but love breaks your heart.”

Check it out on our spotify playlist below:

Author: Kofi Yeboah

I'm a Music & Culture Journalist, and DJ from London. I worked in radio, events promotions, and content production. .

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