Producer and singer-songwriter Mizan moved to New York City after graduating college to jumpstart her music career. Her debut Dark Blue EP is the product of her efforts since arriving, which have been supported by a series of striking and modest visuals. On the most recent Mizan music video, the Ethiopian-raised artist co-directs and stars in a sexy but subtle black-and-white montage for what might be her most upbeat offering to date, “Looking For.” “Are you looking for somebody/To belong to/Someone to take you home/And tell you what you want/Is that really what you want?” she sings on the first verse as a fat, house-beat bassline creeps under her smooth, self-directed queries. The track maintains this steady groove until a flourish of cleverly arranged piano keys culminate at the break (Mizan started taking piano lessons at age seven). Watch the video for “Looking For” up there.
Read her statement to Pigeons & Planes about the song.
‘Looking For’ is about trying to figure out what you should want, the paralyses that it can cause and the hope that you project into the future for an answer—maybe the answer is time, maybe it’s a new friend, maybe it’s a previously latent switch that spontaneously turns—on some internal revolution. But the song is not meant to be heavy, its teasing the victim of this so called crisis while also consoling them.