Today, Mini Trees, the solo musical project of the Southern California born and Los Angeles based songwriter Lexi Vega, debuts “Cracks in the Pavement.” It’s the latest single from her gorgeous and reflective upcoming debut album, Always In Motion, which will be released on September 17, 2021 via her new label home, Run For Cover Records.
“‘Cracks in the Pavement’ is a song that I began writing to process unrequited feelings towards a friend, but later evolved into a larger reflection on the lack and longing that I felt in my life at the time,” says Lexi. “The lyrics attempt to personify an unknown, alternate version of my life as I follow this vague character around in search of some sense of contentment, ultimately ending with the phrase, “if only anything was ever as it seemed”, a realization that the grass isn’t always greener, and that the discontentment I needed to confront was internal rather than circumstantial.”
Mini Trees has also announced additional dates to her upcoming US tour. Vega will play New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, and DC, before returning to her hometown of Los Angeles to headline the Moroccan Lounge with support from A.O. Gerber. New tour dates with Julien Baker, Thao, Tasha, and S. Raekwon can be found below.
Previously released singles include the driving, upbeat “Carrying On,” and the introspective, sweetly dreamy tune “Spring.”Always In Motion is a collection of relatable indie-pop songs that acknowledge our collective anxiety about life’s improbability. Vega tells us “Over the course of the album I teeter-totter between having questions and wanting answers, but the resolution is to be okay with not knowing. I think I do find some acceptance along the way, but the album purposefully concludes with no real resolution.”
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