Mimi Barks drops the shadowy new single nihil, announces Deadgirl mixtape

Mimi Barks
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Mimi Barks has shared details of her forthcoming new mixtape DEADGIRL, scheduled to arrive on December 16 via Silent Cult.

To mark the news, the nu-gen star has dropped its first single, the abrasive nihil, which has arrived with an official lyric video.

Anchored by a doom trap beat, nihil sees Barks spit out piercing vocals powered by beautifully sombre lyrics such as 'Demolished, concrete veins calloused too soon / Stones crumbled from mountains could cause a monsoon'. 

Of the new track, Barks explains, "nihil is the first track I wrote after having my entire music collection and visuals wiped off all DSP’s including YouTube in 2020. 

"And just when I entered the void, thinking this is it, my brother KOEN sent this beat, which lead me to writing the first song for what would later become the DEADGIRL Mixtape.

"I needed to move forward from this, and nihil be my reboot in a paradoxical way. There lies great power in resistance”

On September 3, Mimi Barks will perform at Burn It Down Festival in Torquay, UK, and on October 29, she'll be appearing at Throwfest in Cardiff. 

Speaking to Metal Hammer earlier this year, Barks remarked on the growing nu-gen movement and why it's proving to be so successful.

“This genre is obscene, ruthless and there are no boundaries in lyrical or visual output anymore,," she noted. “You can self-publish and don’t need to please a third party such as a label, publisher or record store to sell your music.” 

Listen to nihil below and pre-order DEADGIRL now.

Deadgirl tracklist:

Undead It X Envious

Liz Scarlett

Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music.