Miranda Inzunza

Performed in Sofar NYC and Los Angeles

Miranda Inzunza’s music inhabits that untenable space between the human heart and the yearning soul. Her upcoming EP, Listener, features five tracks that explore man and woman, give and take, love and loss. “Some of the songs I wasn’t even going to release,” Inzunza says. “They felt too real and too honest, but as time went on, I realized that sharing the music was much more healing than letting it sit as voice memos on my phone.” And so it goes for the New York City-based singer-songwriter whose tightly crafted songs are tinged with R&B and neosoul. Only in her early 20s, she’s already played everywhere from dives to top venues from New York City to Boston, at times sharing billing with profane comics and disjointed garage bands. But for Inzunza, it’s always been about the music, so much so that she left her New York City haunts for Boston and the renowned Berklee College of Music, where she studied the songwriter’s craft. Now she’s ready to go. Her music, always concerned with mapping the affairs of the heart, has turned introspective and unsparing, as she writes in “Take,’ one of the tracks in Listener. “I walk right into the trap that you’re making,” she writes. “But I’ve got no one to blame but myself.” The EP is set for release in the fall. “Writing songs is crazy, it’s baring your soul in four chords,” Inzunza says. “But it’s the only thing I know how to do—that and sometimes guessing people’s astrological signs.”

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