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Two years since his debut album and a year in quarantine, electro-hop producer Motifv is set to release his sophomore album, Dilated Mind.

Premiering exclusively today on, Dilated Mind marks Motifv's most involved artistic endeavor to-date, having produced, mixed, and mastered every track to portray a conceptual theme throughout the album.

"I deeply feel the connection between the way our eye’s iris expands in the darkness and how our minds expand when we turn off the outside lights and look within. Dilated Mind is my concept album for this idea," Motifv tells "The album represents this mindset of openness and continual expansion, which is a way I strive to live my life and drive my creativity."

Dilated Mind is a seven-track record incorporating the different sonic spectrums of synthesizers, piano, and digital production with an emphasis on the producer's profound hip-hop influence. Motifv has laced up each track using personal experiences, shrewd sampling, and innovative layers so each song fits into one latticework, creating a soulful soundscape.

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Dilated Mind will officially hit streaming platforms tomorrow, June 22nd. You can pre-save the album here.





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