Fruition’s Mimi Naja Confirms New Solo EP ‘Nothing Has Changed’ & Releases Title Track
Despite the title, Nothing Has Changed traces a new phase in Naja’s career. As the pandemic put touring on hold, Naja relocated from Portland — where Fruition is based — to Nashville, not far from where she grew up outside of Atlanta. While Naja played both mandolin and guitar in Fruition, she used the time off to learn new chops on piano, bass, drums and turntables. Naja also used the time for rejuvenation, entering a substance recovery program in April 2020.
A number of the songs on Nothing Has Changed touch on Naja’s recovery like “All You Know Of Me” which documents the pre-recovery days along with “Coin In My Pocket,” a reference to the token chip of the Alcoholics Anonymous program. “No Captain” also addresses the challenges of navigating uncharted waters. The title track and its reprise are the final songs on the record and “are symbolic of the meditative nature of entering this newfound chapter of self-improvement, and the venting of frustrations of shedding old skin for the sake of growth,” as per a press release.
“Nothing Has Changed” arrived with an accompanying music video. Watch it below: