On November 11, New York-based singer, songwriter, and activist Mia LJ released her debut album, Synergy, via The S.O.S. Care Package. The album, featuring other talented artists such as Banah Winn, Jaedon Alvira, Atelo, and Maurice Brown, follows the release of her debut EP, “Sacrament of Sound,” which also focuses on therapeutic healing through music and sound.

The album is a nine-track exploration of the effects of the solfeggio frequencies. Hearkening back to centuries-old origins in both Western and Eastern backgrounds. Most popularly recognized in Gregorian chants and ancient Indian Sanskrit chants, these six-toned sounds are used in musical healing, are believed to profoundly affect the conscious and subconscious mind in order to stimulate healing and promote vitality. In the medical field, these frequencies provide a soothing effect and lessen stress by increasing UV light absorption by five to ten percent, depending on the specific hertz the frequency is played at, which is explored in Mia LJ’s Synergy.

A multi-talented musician, Mia LJ is a pioneer in modern sound healing and music therapy, using her proficiencies in songwriting, music engineering, and instrumentation to create music that heal and aid as well as delight and entertain. According to the singer, “a true artist helps the world by revealing mystic truths.” Her journey to unearth these truths led her through a musical creation process, beginning with her debut EP, “Sacrament of Sound”, which quickly rose to global success upon its premiere in 2018. It charted on platforms such as iTunes and Digital Radio, and the artist and activist gained a large global following on popular streaming platforms, such as Spotify and Apply Music, who were intrigued by not only her music, but the healing properties it invokes with its sound. Musically, Mia LJ combines a series of resonant musical genres such as Soul Infused Indie Rock, Conscious Pop, Jazz, R&B, and House EDM in order to create her healing tracks. The EP’s leading track, “Coming Down,” was not only most indicative of Mia’ music style, but also of her passion and focus in her activism. The music video currently boasts over 200k views on YouTube as of this date.

Mia served as an activist in the healing and protective essentials fields by personally developing and testing encompassing healing and protecting essentials such as orgonite crystals and certified N99 masks in partnership with Cambridge Mask Co (est. 2019) and much more formally known as the S. O. S. Care Package. Synergy was been released via this platform.  

From the very first track, “Home,” it is evident that Synergy is not only Mia’s labor of love, but a collaboration on a united front. Opus Vitae’s lead singer and songwriter Banah Winn lent his voice and artistry to the track, as well as indie saxophonist Jaedon Alvira, whose solo closed the song. The combination of sound and the ever-present resonant hum of the titular Solfeggio frequencies meshed to form a unique, soothing experience.

In “Speechless,” “Craving,” and “Unfold,” Mia’s voice is gentle and almost hypnotic among the buzz of the lulling instrumentals and humming frequencies. These are the most poignant tracks in which the frequencies are the forefront of the music’s experience, elevating the songs to an otherworldly level and setting Mia’s voice as a proverbial mouthpiece through which the healing energies flow.

On the musical side, “Blue Lights, Black Butterflies,” “Out of Body,” and “1010” are strong musical performances in which the frequencies heighten but do not overpower. These tracks are some of Mia’s strongest vocal preferences on the album, demonstrating the singer’s range and complexity of execution. The instrumentals are classic indie rock and pop staples, with electric guitars, synths, and a strong bass beat to accentuate Mia’s voice.

The final closing tracks, “Unfold” and “Focused,” are excellent ending songs for the album. While “Unfold” is only fifty seconds long, it poses as a sort of introductory voice memo for the final track which features Maurice Brown, whose jazz licks and influence can be felt strongly in this song. Combined with Mia’s croon, the solfeggio humming, and the soft snare beat keeping tempo, the dreamy album closes on an uplifting and reassuring note.

All in all, Mia LJ’S solfeggio inspired album Synergy is not only a musical journey, but a healing one as well. Listeners are sure to enjoy the duality of the singer’s musicality and activism in this nine-track collection, especially the therapeutic elements of their composition.

Listen to Synergy on Spotify today.

Claire Hsu Author
Claire is a recent graduate from George Fox University, where she studied English and Communication Arts. She boasts both career and volunteer experience in a variety of writing professions, including teaching, self-publishing, development writing, script-writing/screenwriting, and journalism.
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Claire Hsu Author
Claire is a recent graduate from George Fox University, where she studied English and Communication Arts. She boasts both career and volunteer experience in a variety of writing professions, including teaching, self-publishing, development writing, script-writing/screenwriting, and journalism.

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