Misha: All We Will Become
Misha is multi-instrumentalist/writer/producer John Chao (lap steel, violin, guitar, accordion, others) with a small set of friends (Ronit Granot, Amy Vachal.)
Called "Band to Watch" by Stereogum, featured on MTV Iggy, and "Best New Track" by Pitchfork for debut Teardrop Sweetheart, All We Will Become is Misha's second album.
Written after the end of a long creative and romantic partnership, All We Will Become is a pop album about love in its incarnations, from start to end - of rapturously falling head over heels, of togetherness, of loss and grief, and bittersweet beauty that comes after.
Drawing upon the influences of Chao's upbringing - the celebratory and elegiac sounds of New Orleans in "Elater," 70's Bollywood of RD Burman in "You," classical coda in "In Reverse," Tx high school drum corps of "Optical," and lineage of songwriters like Neil Finn, juxtaposed with modern production - to create pop songs that look forward, yet are grounded in specific sense of place & tradition.
Like love, All We Will Become attempts to create something unexpected and unique from universal sensation, of familiar with the unfamiliar, like something long lost and newly discovered.