Born in 2016, MID REFLECTION are a potent London-based quartet, who have taken in the key fundamentals of punk, rap and ska to produce a unique and distinctly British sound. The crew fuse a fast and gritty flow of heartfelt and hard-hitting lyrics typically found in rap and grime, with dark and moody guitar driven rock music, and the end result is a sound that truly defies classification in traditional genres.
With an array of influences spanning from Linkin Park, Sublime, Gorillaz and House of Pain, MID REFLECTION’s sound is as original as it is captivating. Expressing introspective and raw lyrical themes and real life struggles such as bullying, depression and betrayed friendship, that vocalist Matthew Bishop, aka 2T’z, has battled through in his life, their work becomes even more honest and accessible.
To date, MID REFLECTION have played a glut of successful shows throughout the London and South East area, racking up supports alongside the likes of Imperial Leisure, New Town Kings and Karl Phillips. The foursome soon release their explosive debut EP, Outcast, which lands everywhere on 24th November.
Today we are pleased to team up with the band for an exclusive throughout look at the meaning behind every song on their forthcoming EP.
The self-titled track from the EP is about isolation, the feeling of been left out of society and people making it hard for you to see whether there is really a point of living if you are not accepted.
Next up, is ‘Illusions’, this track talks about people who are oblivious to the problems around them despite the fact they are staring at them right in the face and continue to be puppets who believe anything they read.
‘Legalise It’ has an ironic title. The lyrics are based on the bad experiences we’ve had with marijuana, due to smoking it excessively; in doing so, it can feel that you’ve wasted a lot of time and energy.
This track closes the EP and is all about friends who became foes and quickly became bullies. You may not know why people have betrayed you. The song conveys the journey and by the end of the second verse of the track, the focus is about moving on and not letting these people come back into your life.