Janine and The Mixtape, otherwise known as Janine Foster, has been releasing a track per week for nearly two months now, “Lose My Mind” being this week’s fine edition, which comes not merely as a Soundcloud file but as a video as well. Like many of Janine’s songs, it’s a slow and sultry number about going crazy over a romantic partner. Perhaps that’s over-simplifying it, but this is what Janine excels at. She lets her innermost fears and internal conflicts inform her songs in a way that’s brutally honest, vulnerable and beautiful, all reasons why “Lost My Mind” is so remarkable. It’s also intoxicating in a very dreamy kind of way.
Now based in Brooklyn, Janine and The Mixtape – known to friends and family as Janine Foster – began performing at open mic nights in her native Auckland when she was but 14 years old. She soon developed her own unique amalgam of pop, indie, R&B, and hip hop, all built around her emotional songcraft, otherworldly vocals, and utterly individualistic persona. Released initially by her own Little Mixtapes Records in 2013, her debut EP, Dark Mind immediately shot Janine and The Mixtape into the spotlight – as well as the top 2 on the iTunes Store’s “Top R&B Albums” chart. The EP – which also includes the hit single/video, “Little Bit” (featured on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop Hollywood) – received worldwide applause, with high praise coming from such outlets as MTV, Billboard, VIBE Vixen, Complex, and VIBE, which ranked Janine and The Mixtape among their “R&B Secret Society: 26 Acts You Should Be Listening To.” The New Zealand-born singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer’s acclaimed debut EP Dark Mind was re-released via US-based DSP’s on November 4th, 2014 (after joint venture with Atlantic Records).
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