Mia Doi Todd Releases New Video Directed By Michel Gondry
Mia is a true artist -- an expressionist in many forms. Her garden of song is vast with flowers of infinite shape, color, size, and individuality. Last year saw the release of Morning Music album album of acoustic ambient music recorded in her recording workshop by the Los Angeles River. This was preceded by a more conventional vocal album, GEA.
Mia Doi Todd was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, the only child of a Japanese-American judge and an Irish-American sculptor. Trained as a classical vocalist in her adolescence and teenage years, Mia began writing songs while a student at Yale University, inspired by the mid-90's Indie Rock movement. Her first three records all featured minimal, acoustic instrumentation, emphasizing her soaring vocals and finely wrought lyrics, the latter redolent of romantic poetry, but employing puns, alliteration, homonyms and many other verbal experiments. Starting with her fourth album, released on the Columbia Jazz imprint pursued more orchestrated arrangements. - youtube link