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The Frontier Looks ‘On the Other Side’

By Jaci Jedrych

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Washington, D.C.-based The Frontier’s latest release “On the Other Side” is bright, funky, and folky. Surprisingly, it’s also a breakup song. 

Formed by Jake Mimikos in 2015, The Frontier is a one-man indie, acoustic project emerging from the D.C. area that combines a number of different genres, including indie rock and acoustic. Mimikos got into music at a very young age, and continues to use it as a lifeline and way to express himself.

In a past interview with Alchemical Records, The Frontier shared the critical role music plays in his life and well-being. “Music keeps me going. Music is my fuel. It’s my lifeline. I honestly don’t know where I would be without it.”

“Everything else in my life just comes and goes as it pleases, but thankfully, I can always fall back on music. It’s one of those rare things that has always been there for me. I’m scared to think what my life would be like without being able to play music.”

The Frontier has already garnered the likes of producer Austin Bello (Universal Records and Forever the Sickest Kids). Together, they have released multiple projects and amassed fans from all over the world just from digital releases alone. Mimikos has been featured on NPR, Netflix, The CW, MTV, and more.

Mimikos says his latest release, “On the Other Side,” is about “processing a break up and trying to move on.” The sound is frothy and wholesome, a warm indie rock.

“Was it just pretend / We’re not even friends,” The Frontier asks before journeying into the soaring chorus: “Gotta get my head right / Gotta get you outta my mind.” Although “On the Other Side” is a breakup song, the upbeat instrumentation and production create a vibrant, optimistic feel.

Fans of Smallpools should check out The Frontier’s music.

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Jaci Jedrych

Jaci Jedrych is a World Politics student at The Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She loves going to concerts and exploring different genres, and has a passion for arts and news writing.

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