The D.C. music scene has always been a vibrant intermingling of world-class musicians with roots in countless genres. As the world attempts to recover from Covid-19, both new and established acts from the area are barreling back headfirst into the music scene — and they’ve got a lot to share. Read on for our reviews of 10 local artists’ impressive new releases.
The collection is Micah’s very own beginning story — and just like its biblical name suggests, “Genesis” uses heavenly vocals to construct a transcendent sound. It opens on “Stuck,” with Micah crooning “I never had time for love/but baby you’ve got me stuck” over a stripped-down, lo-fi beat, and the effect is almost tranquilizing.
Metaphors for new beginnings or experiences weave their way throughout the entire project. “Way I Feel” is a story of self-discovery: independence from a lover who may have held him back and a willingness to embrace a new life.
Micah sings “I don’t really need no one to make me feel the way I feel.” Micah uses this project to debut on the DMV music scene as both an independent, and perhaps heavenly-fated musician.
His final track is a hymn to self-love and growth as Micah acknowledges those who might not trust or approve of him — and then questions why they stay in touch. He aligns himself with those who offer love and support, establishing his own doctrine of clear intent and loyalty.
The EP is a journey through Micah’s trials and triumphs, with backings as strong and steady as a heartbeat woven throughout.
Follow Micah on Instagram @micahismusic.
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