Edited by JOHN DALY
Music collective Rock Mafia is neither, but has released the cheery “Good Morning Sun feat. DENM,” the second track from its debut EP Songs for the Eternal Optimist.
Songs for the Eternal Optimist is out on May 22 via 12Tone Music.
Rock Mafia is comprised of Tim James and Antonina Armato and they’ve added their creative talents to the music of stars like Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Eminem, Zedd, Mariah Carey, and BTS. But “Good Morning Sun” is not rock and it’s not Mafia, instead bringing a cool, upbeat track.
Working with Huntington Beach-based DENM was a fun experience, James said.
“DENM is a one of a kind artist bringing his OC vibes to everything he touches,” James said. “I’ve never met someone that lives his truth more than DENM.”
“Good Morning Sun” gives people a warm dose of optimism during a time when we need it most. The song has a positive vibe with a catchy groove.
So it’s no surprise that Rock Mafia gets its inspiration from the idea that music is a spiritual force.
“There is no ‘I’ in sound,” he said. “We as a collective are always striving for connection. There is no better feeling than when the music means something to someone: one person, one billion, it’s all beautiful.”