Today Mirrorball, the dreamy LA pop duo consisting of singer/songwriter Alexandra Johnstone and multi-instrumentalist and composer Scott Watson, shares their second single “Red Hot Dust” from the upcoming debut EP, produced by Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs).
Mirrorball is the brainchild of Johnstone and Watson, both veterans of the LA indie scene.
Following a successful debut in 2019 with two songs as part of a singles series on Dangerbird Records, the duo caught the attention of acclaimed producer Chris Coady, meeting him at Sunset Sound to discuss their next recording. Over the next few months, they formed a special bond with Coady resulting in the upcoming EP, showcasing a unique blend of dreamy, nostalgic pop.
Johnstone states that “Red Hot Dust ” was written “during difficult times as a way of forcing some light to the surface, and because I wanted to feel like I could go home again at a time when I could not physically go home.”
“Red Hot Dust” evokes a hazy, distant past. It’s driving down the LA freeway with the top-down, molten lava flowing where the asphalt used to be. It’s being trapped in a crystal ball in the middle of a desert. The sun is beating down and time is standing still.
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