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Monday, May 16, 2016

Premiere: San Francisco's MOSAICS Will Inspire You To Live Out Your Dreams in Their New Single "Freedom"

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Do anything for a long enough period of time and you'll start to feel restless. Add a boss and a schedule to the mix and you might even start to feel a bit chained downed and enslaved. 

In San Francisco trio MOSAICS's new song, "Freedom," premiered today on SF Weekly, they explore this need to break loose and live. And the answer, they find, is in the music. As vocalist Maryam Sadeghian sings in the chorus: "I am so much lighter now / We found freedom in the sound / Don't deny the levity / My spirit sings with brevity." 
In fact the song, says guitarist Devon Kelts, is the group's anthem. "'Freedom' expresses our belief that the creation of music liberates us from the weariness of day-to-day living," he said. "It speaks to our desire for novelty and to how our spirits are lifted when we find it."

The glitchy, electro-pop ditty is the second single to be released from the band's upcoming EP, Year of Valor, which will come out on May 27. "Freedom" showcases Sadeghian's hearty vocal chops, Kelts' melodic guitar chords, and producer Tyler Hill's innovative use of electronic samples. 

MOSAICS was formed when Kelts and Hill  met at Loyola Marymount University, where they were both studying classical music. After they graduated, they decided to ditch both SoCal and classical music and headed up to the Bay Area to form their eclectic pop band. They released one EP and one full-length as a trio (with a vocalist who is no longer in the band) before meeting Sadeghian, who is both a vocalist and pianist.

Their influences include Yeasayer, David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, and Radiohead, among others, and you can hear bits and pieces of their disparate inspirations in their music. 

Keep an eye and an ear for upcoming shows from MOSAICS because this trio has big plans for the future. 
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