Not long ago, Miah Travis released his controversial single “Caged Bird”. This week, he is back with more heat and has released his very first visual for his beautiful and equally thought provoking song, “Mona Lisa”.
The 19 year old emcee is no stranger to allowing his fans to be introduced to his inner thoughts (hear his track, “Anxiety”) and on this track he lets us hear his ideas on religion. The song (produced by Tokyo Trendz) paints a vivid picture of Miah’s thoughts on his faith and being raised in the church. While we know that Miah is a practicing Christian, seeing that he openly speaks on his faith in his music (in his song “Anxiety” he speaks on using prayer as a relief from his troubling times), with “Mona Lisa” he explains to listeners some of the struggles he faces even with his faith. He also touches on controversial topics within the church such as preachers teaching that salvation can be bought.
The visual (directed by Spencer Sease) for the project is equally as stunning and classic as the track itself. The video features scenes of Miah Travis rapping in a sanctuary, in reference to the religious nature of the song, as well as scenes of him in an art gallery in reference to the tracks underlying message that even in the midst of the struggle, there is beauty in having faith.
Check out Miah Travis visual for Mona Lisa here!