In case anyone was wondering what cool sounds like, see Mine's album "Over" an answer. The pop musician's new album is finally here and not only delivers opulent sounds, but also touching, rich lyrics. It has now been seven years since the musician Mine fresh from university to the TV Noir stage rustled and already suggested: This woman has big plans. Five albums later, she still keeps this promise and “Hinüber” now puts the cherry on the cake.

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She is considered one of the hip-hop scene's most popular feature guests, and has even released an entire duet album with rapper Fatoni. Mine flirted with hip-hop again and again: the self-evident attitude of big statements, and the constant tinkering with own beats has crept more and more into her pop world. But above all is the love of the instrumental: Mine has had a special love for since graduating orchestra and likes to stage her music with strings, uses wind instruments or writes choral parts in her music. And the album begins with the title track “Hinüber” on this instrumental scale. At her side are strong timpani and strings on the one hand, and her colleague Sophie Hunger on the other. The song itself goes to court with the world and sets the mood of the album: Pure Weltschmerz!

“Mein Herz” Live in a big way

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The album remains in a rather gloomy mood, even if the sounds themselves are full of lightness. Every song has a particular climax towards which everything is moving. That doesn't have to be the big bang automatically. The single “Mein Herz”, for example, goes up in shallow strings, becomes softer and gentler, while the vocals disappear more and more. But of course there is also the big bang: "KDMH" stands for “can you hold me” and is electronic and tinny. The bass is strong and the rhythm dominates the song. All the more effective when finally supporting melodies set in in the background and the rising vocals fill the room.

But also Mine's penchant for playing with idioms has found its way into “Over”. “Elefant”, for example, discusses the phenomenon of an elephant in a room in a cool radio number. The songs come together with an unbelievable diversity. Mine shows the full range of her voice and there are passages of vocal violence, rap-like moments, choral elements and lines in a head voice that has hitherto remained hidden.

In Mine there is an “elephant” in the room

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Despite all the pop sparkle, the album on the whole is gruesome. Mine takes the world to his chest. This manifests itself in great worries and Weltschmerz. But also in clear, explicit messages. She also shocks visually with collages of disturbing news that wash ashore every day. There is talk of a shift to the right, Corona and the situation at the Greek external borders and with this Mine makes it clear: She does not want to enchant, but to show attitude. As soon as you let yourself fall into a relaxed song, there are little lines that catapult you back into the here and now and bring the political and social mood to the table. In the end it stands with "Accident" probably the most pessimistic song. In four minutes, Mine is settling the bill in a big way and closes the album with a queasy feeling. “Over” is not only a great pop spectacle and a testament to Mine's talent for production, but also an appeal. And that doesn't always come with a crowbar ...

"If the world means badly for you,
Then girlfriend, give yourself ice cream
Unfortunately, it is not distributed fairly here
If someone doesn't have one, invite them "

Mine - ice cream

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