mini bear (a.k.a. Lauren Kop) recently returned by releasing her sophomore EP, Mind Control, via New Professor Music. Mixed and mastered by Allene Norton (of CELLARS), the songs continue Kop’s signature style of darkish retrowave pop via analog synths, danceable digi-beats, and haunting vocals. Here’s the eerie single “Technopoly Conversations” which features Norton on backing vocals and Danny Fluck on synth bass.
“Your truths hide in the depths of your heart.”
And here’s the song’s music video which was shot in DTLA, directed by Nova Rockafeller and Kavan The Kid, features bright animations by Robin Eisenberg, and Sydney Banta (of L.A. Girlfriend) and Taleen Kali (of TÜLIPS) as Robert Palmer-inspired backup dancers. Kop claims the video’s concept is a “neon dream” where she “receives a call from her future self to give a warning that the future is rapidly approaching and she will no longer be human.” The result is smoky, trippy, and reliably rad.
mini bear‘s EP release party is on October 7th at Resident.