Rising Costa Rican vocalist, songwriter and producer MishCatt’s new video for “Another Dimension” premieres today.
Recorded in Sweden and produced by Miike Snow’s Pontus Winnberg, MishCatt’s self-released debut EP, Highlighter, is out now—stream it via Spotify here. The EP—inspired by artists like Prince and Sade as well as her travels in Portugal, Spain, France, Germany and beyond—features six original tracks, along with an additional alternate version of lead single “Another Dimension.”
“This EP represents my first steps as MishCatt,” says Michelle Gonzalez, a.k.a. MishCatt, of the EP. “For me, it’s an analog and digital jungle. When you dive deep into this jungle, the textures in the music will make colors and shapes appear—I want to create a new, space pop atmosphere.”
At 11, she started hanging around her father’s studio and at age 14, she began performing with him, singing jazz and bossa nova at his shows around Costa Rica. She later formed her own band, Patterns, and continued to tour the country throughout her teens.
After playing with the band for a few years, Gonzalez reconnected with an old family friend who invited her to Sweden to collaborate and record with a songwriter friend. The songwriter turned out to be Winnberg, and the two recorded the entire EP, Highlighter, together. Gonzalez is currently in the studio working on new music, set for release in 2017.