A fantastic debut for the then 16 year old who had been given only three days to record the track with her producer Morgan Taylor Reid. Then again, she’s been ready for a while: writing as well as performing in small venues in her hometown and recording her first demo with her neighbour, singer-songwriter Richard Swift, at 11. Her elegant voice, which took her years to appreciate, and affecting lyrics are well beyond her age.
In late 2014 she released tracks on SoundCloud and fans—and praise—quickly followed. Her music was assured and, as she says, firmly crafted by Mitchell herself. “I like to pride myself in making a lot of the decisions on sound, [and] I would like to stay on the forefront of this project [her debut LP]. I have a lot of people backing my ideas, which feels so good [but] I would say that I’m kind of running the ship,” she admits with a laugh. “We’re going to experiment with more abstract stuff, play around with interesting theory. The EP is more of a pop contemporary version of what I think the album will be. But still very accessible to pop and radio.”
Interestingly enough, being in the spotlight may simply be a means to a bigger, if not behind-the-scenes goal for the gifted musician. “I would like to write and produce for other people,” she acknowledges. “That is probably the most desired thing in life. That’s the end game for me.”