In the latest article about “Tiny Mirrors” – featured on Diandra Reviews It All – the band goes as deep as they’ve gone yet into their philosophy on the world, their music, and how they relate their music to that world. In this potentially groundbreaking article, Diandra asks the most intuitive and introspective questions the band has ever been asked in an interview, drawing out some of The New Up’s deepest feelings and musings.
Diandra posits that “The New Up might be one of my favorite interviews“, and I think it’s safe to say that the feeling is mutual. Just ponder one of her questions and how intuitive it is: “Tiny Mirrors seems to be written in love, reflection, and disappointment to the socio-political atmosphere of our current world. What makes the album, for you, a new, distinctive voice on certain topics that, unfortunately, seem stuck in tired conversations like, immigration and Climate Change?” I mean, when’s the last time you’ve seen someone get that real in an interview that you’ve read with a musician or band? And for the record, the answer The New Up gave was “we aren’t pedaling any particular ideologies. We’re not saying you have to feel this way or that way, or believe in this or that. What the music asks the listener to do is look at the world around them as it really exists and not how they want it to be or how other people have told them to look at it, explore as many other perspectives as they possibly can, truly think and feel for themselves based on what they find, and then act on what they learn from that process“.
That’s just one small example of the many incredible nuggets of honest thought and heartfelt contemplation that Diandra draws out of the band in the interview. This is a highly recommended read, especially if you’re interested in what really makes The New Up tick, and what made them write and record Tiny Mirrors, and makes them perform it with all of their heart every night. The article comes in two parts; intentionally broken up so that the dense subject matter can be ingested in easily digestible bites. You can read the review in it’s entirety here.