MINI TREES announces debut album 'Always In Motion' + shares new single

In dire times, Lexi Vega aims to serve with hopeful hymns of escapade.

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Photograph by Nina Raj

For as much introspection as we've had to do in the last year or so, it becomes overbearing and frankly, a lot of learning comes from a deviation of the norm. Stepping outside of our comfort zone is needed at a time where isolation weighs heavy on our mental and physical state. As you embark into new ventures, LA's Mini Trees has written the soundtrack for this free-spirited move in the form of her debut album, Always In Motion.


Arriving on September 17th via Run For Cover Records, Always In Motion is a significant benchmark in the songwriter's musical trajectory. Her glistening indie-pop takes new form with lyricism that stems from her self-reflection, guiding listeners through life’s improbability in an effort to reach happiness rather than understanding. As a daughter of a Cuban-born father and Japanese-American mother, her musical palette comes richly layered and lead single Carrying On stands to benefit with cheerful composition and an India Coombs-directed video that puts a face to Vega's hope.


Vega comments:


"I wrote ‘Carrying On’ in the middle of 2020 when I was out in the desert escaping the city and reflecting on the unsettling new way of life we all had to adopt during the pandemic. Despite how in some ways life had begun to feel mundane again, there was a constant underlying fear that everything could unravel at any moment. In a sarcastic tone, the song questions my ability to hold it all together. We tried to capture this sentiment with the music video, displaying a character who is being led through the motions of day-to-day life, but beginning to recognize that something isn’t quite right."


Stream Carrying On below and pre-order your copy of the record HERE.