Song of the Day: Big Red Machine – Mimi (feat. Ilsey)

Big Red Machine (Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Aaron Dessner of The National) have shared another track from their forthcoming sophomore release. Dessner claims: «I named this song Mimi for my youngest daughter. I was thinking about how grateful I am for my children and how they light up even the darkest days. Justin, Ilsey and I wrote words and melodies to this in isolation and we decided to interweave them, like characters in a book, full of longing and gratitude. Later James Krivchenia came to visit and brought the song further to life with his drums. Musically I feel like maybe we were seeking the open air and road of a Tom Petty song, just accidentally in an odd meter. So grateful to Ilsey for joining this collaboration — it felt so natural and joyful.» Enjoy the song!