Without much hesitation, Mighty Oaks release their new album “Mexico” just under a year after “All Things Must Go”. Such a seemingly never-ending lockdown also has its good points. Recorded for the first time in Ian Hooper's home studio, “Mexico” returns sonically to the roots of the three Berliners of choice. Even if the album only took a year to produce and the record was written during a global pandemic, it doesn't sound rushed or desperate. The 12 songs offer a harmonious unity of classical folk. This is significantly reduced than on the previous albums. And that's exactly what makes “Mexico” such a strong record.
The opener “Land of Broken Dreams” is about the bitter rest of the American dream. The opponent “Mexico” from this place of longing far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. “I wrote the song when we were just getting through the first lockdown and people were arguing over a pack of toilet paper - we got so far as humans and then something like this happens? It is absurd! It's an escapist song, but also an ironic criticism of the absurdity of everything, ”says Ian Hooper.
But the album is by no means a pandemic record. Furthermore, love and relationships play a dominant role on “Mexico”. Be it in the melancholy “Ghost” or the rousing “By Your Side” - the sadly beautiful love sliders are what Mighty Oaks do best. Besides playing live, of course. An extensive tour through Germany and neighboring countries is planned for the coming year.
Mighty Oaks on tour:
March 12th, 2022 Kiel, Max Night Theater
March 14th, 2022 Jena, Kassablanca platform 1
March 16, 2022 Cologne, E-Werk Cologne
March 17th, 2022 Würzburg, Posthalle
March 18, 2022 Leipzig, Täubchental
March 19, 2022 Hanover, Capitol
March 21, 2022 Hamburg, edel-optics.de Arena
March 22nd, 2022 Bremen, Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
March 23, 2022 Osnabrück, Rosenhof Osnabrück
March 24th, 2022 Amsterdam (Netherlands), Melkweg
March 26th, 2022 Heidelberg, hall02
03/27/2022 Luxembourg (Luxembourg), the Atelier
28.03.2022 Brussels (Belgium), Ancienne Belgique
March 30th, 2022 Paris (France), La Maroquinerie
April 1st, 2022 Graz (Austria), Orpheum Graz
April 2nd, 2022 Vienna (Austria), Ottakringer Brewery
04/04/2022 Munich, Neue Theaterfabrik
April 5th, 2022 Stuttgart, Wagenhallen
April 6th, 2022 Frankfurt am Main, Zoom
April 7th, 2022 Berlin, Tempodrom
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