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As I look back on the past year of Mina Okabe’s life, it’s clear that this young artist is on the rise. Her debut album, ‘Better Days’, was met with nothing but praise, and her single, ‘Every Second’, has taken social media by storm, racking up over 3 million Reels and counting. And let’s not forget her standout performances at festivals like Roskilde and as a special guest on tour with Lukas Graham.

Despite her relatively small body of work, Mina Okabe’s warm, dreamy pop songs have already amassed nearly 50 million streams across platforms. And now, at just 22 years old, she’s back with new material that’s sure to leave a lasting impression.

In a recent interview, Mina Okabe opened up about her inspiration for her latest project, ‘Spinning Around’. “The past year has been a whirlwind of inspiration and creation,” she said. “All of these new experiences are reflected in the songs I’ve written. They express a range of emotions, from vulnerability to self-irony.”

‘Spinning Around’ is a lot like an old-school mixtape – a personal collection of heartbreak, self-reflection, and good times. It’s a gift from Mina Okabe to her fans, a way to connect with them on a deeper level.

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The EP features three previously released singles from 2022 – ‘Take It Further’, ‘Waiting Is A Waste’, and ‘Rain’ – as well as three new tracks. The lead single, ‘Talk to Me’, showcases Mina Okabe’s confidence and playfulness, set against an irresistible bossa nova groove.

“‘Talk to Me’ is about that frustrating feeling you get when someone you’re interested in is closed off and hard to read,” Mina Okabe explained. “It’s different from my other songs, both lyrically and in terms of the production. But most importantly, it gives me a feeling of confidence.”

With ‘Spinning Around’, Mina Okabe proves that she’s more than just a rising star – she’s an artist with something to say and a unique voice with which to say it. Keep an eye on this young talent – she’s only just getting started.


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