Sit yourself down, because we’re about to play you something special. Meet Mieke (or just Elissa Mielke, if you want – who knows what happened to that missing L). She’s a young Canadian actor/model who certainly knows her mind – the blurb with her EP details her resistance to producers and labels who wanted to take her to places of artifice. Instead she hooks up with Howie Beck (who has worked with Feist) for her stunning EP, from which Sleeping Alone is the first release. It’s a ridiculously good opening salvo – mature, haunting, and the mark of a supreme talent for sure.