“Elusive pop fantasias, and intentionally so.”
“Unquestionably multitalented as well as multilingual...We should all be grateful that Miho Hatori speaks the universal language of music so fluently.”
NYC’s rare and inimitable talent New Optimism (aka Japanese musician Miho Hatori, co-founder of the beloved Cibo Matto and a collaborative partner of Gorillaz, The Beastie Boys, John Zorn etc.) releases her debut EP Amazon To LeFrak through Phantom Limb.
New Optimism is Miho’s newest project, a vivid, unpredictable and technicolour sonic palette that shapeshifts mercurially around grooving basslines, subtle electronica, leftfield sound explorations and playful experimental pop.