You don't get many good whistling solos these days, let alone artists dedicated to the art form. But there's an answer for that musical blindspot with LA-based, Australia-bred musician Molly Lewis. Last week, the graceful whistler announced her sophomore EP Mirage that's out September 16 via Jagjaguwar. The forthcoming release was worked on with producer Tom Brenneck (Charles Bradley, Amy Winehouse) and Brazilian guitar wunderkind Rogê. The first glimpse at the follow-up to her 2021 debut EP The Forgotten Edge is the single "Miracle Fruit."
“I’ve always been enamored and intrigued by miracle fruit because it contains a substance called 'miraculin' which changes your taste buds to make everything you eat after it taste sweet," she says about the track's namesake. "After an encounter with miracle fruit, even a bite into a lemon tastes like a delight. It feels like magic and lasts for about an hour. It's also a very tragic tale because the sugar industry has suppressed the usage and abundance of miracle fruit because why would we all be addicted to sugar if we could get our hands readily on this miraculous natural sweetener? Anyway—this song felt like natural sweetness to me, with a hint of the sadness and longing that comes with not being able to get enough.”
Watch the video for "Miracle Fruit" below, and pre-order the EP here.