Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal’s “Mirrors” is more than just another grooving track from the R&B group—it’s a statement. The moving song features a full-bodied soul sound and a vintage flair, with Hoyer dutifully commanding its center with his layered vocals. He finds his groove and digs in, delivering an ensnaring and believable performance, reaching out to listeners to regale in authenticity. Written during ongoing political turmoil, “Mirrors” reflects a modern, sensationalistic news landscape. Hoyer and company engage their audience in song, somewhat peeling back the veil on divisive propaganda.
Hoyer tells PopMatters, “‘Mirrors’ is one of the songs that was delivered to me whole from a higher power. All writers/creators know the special significance of works that are sent in one piece for you to serve as a medium for a greater purpose. This song is calling for people in our modern world to step away from believing the things they are reading online and in the news. It is becoming easier than ever to bury the truth under heaping piles of misinformation and political propaganda, utilizing the ‘mirrors’ of feedback loops and divisive messaging.”
“If we were to look out our windows into the world with a clear vision, we would see how the majority of humankind are more common than different. Those in power want to keep us divided in order to secure their future wealth and control of world populations and are willing to rip the fabric of society to shreds in order to achieve their goals. Once we realize that all life is sacred, then utopian ideals may be attainable.”
“Mirrors” features on Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal’s new album, Green Light, releasing on 21 October.