Maryland-based producer, singer, and songwriter Mia McIntosh drops her new single, “Stoplights,” which follows on the heels of last year’s single, “Who You Are.”
Talking about “Stoplights,” McIntosh shares, “This song means so much to me, and I hope it means something special to everyone who hears it. I am so excited to share it with the world!”
“Stoplights” sees McIntosh shifting direction from the piano and strings feel of “Who Are You,” and moving in the direction of electro-pop highlighted by a deep bassline.
Produced by McIntosh, “Stoplights” was mixed and engineered by producer Tommy Ordway and mastered by Justin Pizzoferrato. It is the second in a new batch of self-produced tracks recorded by McIntosh over the last few years.
Written during McIntosh’s last few years of high school, this new collection of songs follows the emerging songwriter into her first year at a prestigious music conservatory where she continues to hone her skills as a performer, producer, writer, and arranger.
Born in New York City and raised in Maryland, McIntosh began performing and writing music early on, influenced by a blend of modern pop and classic singer-songwriters of her parents’ generation. Since first downloading the iPhone version of GarageBand. McIntosh has been writing and producing her music, creating her innovative and distinctive sound.
Opening on sparkling, chiming tones, forming a luscious lullaby-like intro topped by McIntosh’s deliciously crystalline voice, “Stoplights” flows into a soft pop-laced melody. Gliding, coasting, and shimmering on a gentle palette of harmonics, the tune percolates with luscious, diaphanous colors.
McIntosh’s voice ranges from breathy delicate tendrils to an elevated melodicism, nuanced and evocative, projecting tantalizing timbres under exquisite lilting control.
Glossed with lustrous charm and fairytale buoyancy, “Stoplights” reveals the creative gifts and translucent voice of Mia McIntosh.