Since I first came across míra’s music last summer, it was clear that there was something special about this kid. The 20 year-old, who stormed onto the scene last year with his EP, Auburn Bleach, has a unique sound: rebellious in spirit, inventive in style. His discography is rife with infectious, hook-heavy melodies and rich, coming-of-age themes. There is no passive listening when it comes to míra; he draws you into his little world for however long you’re willing to go along with him.

Today, míra released his first single of 2022, YEARS WASTED. If you didn’t already know about míra, then allow me to introduce you to one of your new favorite artists.

YEARS WASTED isn’t background music: this is the good shit, the type of song that allows you to forget about everything else you have going on in your life. Throughout the track, míra reflects on an on-again, off-again relationship that he had while in high school. The pent-up frustration and the stowed-away emotion exude from every damn note in this song. It’s as cathartic as it is relatable: throughout the song, míra almost seems to move on from his experience as he encourages listeners to reflect on similar relationships that they may have had in the past.

míra impresses in every facet; he is as versatile an artist as I can remember coming across in a long time. His sound is completely genre-less: a little bit indie, a bit more alternative, and a whole lot of rule breaking (just wait until you get to that hook 47 seconds into the song - it’s that good). Lyrically, he’s a natural story-teller capable of deftly capturing the angst of the teenage experience. YEARS WASTED is the type of song that you can escape into, again and again.

YEARS WASTED comes at a time when it is most needed; I can already tell that this song is going to get me through the dog days of winter.

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