Ear To The Ground Music / Neosoul is the new sexy

Mesonjixx – “Motion”
-Do you feel the palpable passion in this recording? It’s part Mary J Blige and part… Usher? Whatever the influences are here, the song just feels right. This is what we like about neosoul music, bringing together fabulous influences for a fresh new sound. Sometimes artists try too many tricks to make the sound, but the keys and vocals here really make the sound pop. Even though the drums are on point, they act to highlight the great lead vocal on this track.

 

JEFF MOSCARITOLO (Lincoln, NE)

Writer/Professor/Poet/Dancer

The four songs on In the Middle capture the brilliance of Mesonjixx’s live performances. The EP is overflowing with seductive beats and haunting musicianship, combining elements of R&B and Rock, smooth and gorgeous vocals, and expert composition with lyrics that tackle deeply humane subjects: heartbreak, identity, body positivity, and personal spirituality. "Motion" dramatizes conflicted feelings of infatuation and caution, "My Body” and "On Repeat" declare the necessity of self-love, and "In the Middle" transcends into the sublime. This is music that moves.  

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GABRIELLA PARSONS (Lincoln,NE)

Reporter/Photo Journalist/Poet/Curator

"In The Middle is Mesonjixx at its most empowered –– Mary Lawson’s dedicated vision for this EP is one that beautifully and thoughtfully explores her own identity. With lyrics that paint pictures of every day life –– stumbling through relationships and learning to love oneself –– and powerhouse instrumentals rooted in jazz, neosoul and RnB, In The Middle captivates closed eyes and swaying hips, along the way bringing us closer to the heart, the soul, the essence of Mesonjixx." 

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Photo by: Lauren Farris

FERRARI SHEPPARD (Chicago, IL)

Artist/Journalist/Producer/Cultural-Theorist

                                                          Photo by: @chebmoha  This is really nice.  Super catchy.    Yeah. This is really catchy.  This is a good second song  I listened to Motion 3x     You have a beautiful voice. I'm back on Motion.  Not crazy about My Body. But just personal preference.  I really like Motion and In the Middle.     The live band is refreshing           

                                                         Photo by: @chebmoha

This is really nice.

Super catchy.  

Yeah. This is really catchy.

This is a good second song

I listened to Motion 3x

 

You have a beautiful voice. I'm back on Motion.

Not crazy about My Body. But just personal preference.

I really like Motion and In the Middle.   

The live band is refreshing