If that all feels a little philosophical, Mimi promises that her upcoming UK tour dates – beginning with an appearance at London’s Old Blue Last on March 31 and continuing with an 11-date run supporting Saint Agnes – will be unapologetically 100 per cent high-octane. “I’m going to bring a full-on metal show,” she grins, bluntly. “I’m performing with my drummer and my guitarist. It’s going to be fucking loud, and it’s always going to end up in the mosh-pit.”
So, with the road calling, do these sounds make as much sense even were it removed from the big city?
“Trap metal is universal. It’s a state of mind: music written from the perspective of an outlaw – an [outsider] in society – and you can get that anywhere. We’re all alone anyway. [I don’t get the chance to] hang out [with the people in the city]. I’m constantly working. And the music that I make is the result of my thoughts. So it doesn’t really matter where I am. I just take my brain with me!”
Safe to say, regardless of where Mimi finds herself further down the line, London’s dark edges will always have a special place in her heart. And with UK contemporaries like Scarlxrd, BVDLVD and ghostofblu ensuring the city remains a focal-point for trap metal on a global level, there’ll always be a place for her in this great Big Smoke.
Before she goes, we wonder if Mimi might give us the inside track on the hotspots where she – or one of those other anti-heroes – and fellow underground enthusiasts might cross paths? She answers with a wry smile, half-German forthrightness, half-English reluctance to betray the secrecy that made the London scene so appealing in the first place.
“As I said, we’re all loners, so we don’t hang out much. If you see a steaming drain out on the street, lift the cover and jump inside!”
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