Electronic music producer Mija has released a 24-minute long version of her song “Notice Me,” planning to use it as an interlude between songs on her upcoming tour. The new version of the track is titled “The Space In Between pt. 1.” Mija has become well known in the electronic music industry over the past few years, releasing her debut album HOW TO MEASURE THE DISTANCE BETWEEN LOVERS in 2018. The album was supported by the original version of “Notice Me” and song “Falling ApART (again).” The new version of “Notice Me” is was made by slowing down and distorting the original track, with Mija’s goal for the song being developing something aesthetically pleasing to listen to in between tracks at her live sets. After stretching the song to fit over 24 minutes, Mija renamed the track and released it online on her Bandcamp.
Originally starting as a talent promoter, Mija gained popularity as a DJ after playing alongside electronic music legend Skrillex in 2014. Mija’s music is heavily inspired by dance and club music, as she was influenced by rave culture and music as a teen. This is what led Mija, whose real name is Amber Giles, to become an electronic music producer. The most popular song she has made so far is “Better,” a light and upbeat dance track. While Mija has not had an extensively long career so far, her upcoming tour is the perfect opportunity for her to spread her music across the United States.
The tour will feature Mija accompanied by a live band, instead of using synthetics to make her songs. Mija will also be singing her songs live for audiences and performing various covers of famous songs. Because of this, Mija has dubbed the tour the Band Practice Tour. Beginning in a little over a week, the tour will go until the end of March. The full list of tour dates can be found below.
2/22 – Washington DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
2/23 – Philadelphia – The Foundry
2/28 – Brooklyn – Baby’s All Right
3/1 – New York City – Mercury Lounge
3/16 – Seattle – Barboza
3/17 – Portland – Holocene
3/21 – San Francisco – Rickshaw Stop
3/27 – Los Angeles – The Echo
3/28 – Los Angeles – The Moroccan Lounge
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