SONG PICK: Jackie Mendoza – Seahorse
The ukulele is the instrument of choice of Californian musician Jackie Mendoza, but you would not necessarily notice this when listening to her new song “Seahorse”. Heavily enhanced with electronics the song leads you underwater where she explores the mating behavior of seahorses. Jackie explains:
The song’s instrumentation mirrors the sense of being underwater; I imagined myself swimming between colorful coral reefs and seagrass. The sonic textures and theme behind this song are echoed throughout the EP.
The said EP is called “LuvHz”, an acronym for “Love Hurts” and will be out on April 26. Jackie is playing an SXSW showcase tonight at Seven Grand.
Listen to “Seahorse” on YouTube or Spotify:
(Photo: Tayo Okyekan)