Following last month’s release of “ Too Late ,” which debuted on Zane Lowe ’s Beats 1 show on Apple Music, critically acclaimed British musician Minke returns with the release of her latest single “ Something Better .”
“ Something Better ” comes ahead of her debut EP, ‘ The Tearoom ’ which drops next month on March 8 ahead of a confirmed appearance at the SXSW Music Festival . More dates and details to come.
With “ Something Better ” and “ Too Late ” before, Minke is building an impressive and rapidly growing catalogue of music, exhibiting pointed lyrical prowess and utterly infectious melodies. Last fall, Minke released her stunning single, “Maybe 25, ” which was described as the “perfect escape from modern dating” by Harper’s Bazaar, preceded by two previously released singles that quickly ignited a frenzy. Her debut, “ Gold Angel ,” soon earned the hype of Apple’s Zane Lowe & Beats 1 , was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday , Pop Rising , and hit No.1 on Hype Machine. The track was praised by The Line Of The Best Fit for its “ elements of pop, rock, soul, and R&B” and “guitar riffs, mingled with understated vocal like curls of smoke in a darkened bar ,”
Minke reveals the inspiration behind the track: “This was a moment after a bad break up that I needed to get out my system. I was trying to rationalize it and take the high road but knew what had
happened was wrong so I was annoyed and reveling in the petty, just for a second. Thank you, next."
“Too Late” comes with the announcement of her highly anticipated forthcoming EP, titled ‘The Tearoom,’ scheduled for release on March 8
British singer, songwriter and musician Minke (rhymes with “link”), has returned today with a stunning new single titled “Maybe 25.” Available worldwide on all digital platforms, “Maybe 25” was written about the emptiness of online dating and the hold technology has over us, with an equal amount of humour and disdain, Minke explains. “It was originally inspired by my fleeting past experiences with online dating. As I started to write, it became less and less about that and more a general observation on connection. We’ve never been more connected but disconnected at the same time. It’s made us more insular, less open to having a conversation with a stranger and maintaining eye contact for more than a second without looking at your phone. So it’s about longing for something more than that, whatever that is. Something real in a seemingly disposable world. Questioning if that’s still possible. Questioning if it’s got the better of you too.”
Written by Minke and Rory Andrew (Wynne, ODESZA) who also produced the track, “Maybe 25” follows two previously released singles that quickly ignited an online frenzy surrounding this up-and-coming artist; Her debut, “Gold Angel,” soon earned the hype of Apple’s Zane Lowe & Beats 1, was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday, Pop Rising, and hit No.1 on Hype Machine twice within the space of two weeks. . The promising London-born artist soon followed with the spectacular “Armour,” a “female empowerment anthem about letting go of your defences and learning how to be vulnerable, especially with those closest to you”. Now, returning with “Maybe 25,” it’s beyond a doubt this exciting new artist is destined to make waves in the musical arena this year.
Minke is currently working on her debut EP and plans to release it this fall as well as tour North America.