“The Mighty” has its day of reckoning on Sweet Spirit’s new song — listen

Austin "freak parade" go glam on latest preview of St. Mojo

    Photo by Sean Daigle

    As depressing as our current political state is these days — and it’s bleak as heck — there is a glimmer of optimism to be found: what goes up must eventually come back down. The power is not with the people, but as history is a series of cyclical patterns, it’s only a matter of time before The Sentient Cheeto and his cronies are at the bottom of the food chain once again. In the meantime, we just need to hold on and push forward.

    It’s not the easiest argument to digest, but one that can provide a little bit of reprieve during an otherwise tough situation — just ask Austin indie rock eight-piece and Spoon collaborators Sweet Spirit. Their latest single, titled “The Mighty”, deals with the idea of persevering in the face of subjugation, while also assuring that the tables will eventually be turned.

    “One last straw/ The meek will inherit it all/ Be careful, be careful/ The mighty have further to fall,” singer Sabrina Ellis warns during the chorus, which sees the self-described “freak parade” incorporate grand, inspiring moments of glam rock a la David Bowie and Queen. (Fun fact: They actually covered The Thin White Duke earlier this year).


    “It’s about the inevitability of suffering,” Ellis tells Consequence of Sound of the track. “For some there’s no way out of that in this lifetime. You have to use your humility to convince yourself to go on.”

    Stream it down below.

    “The Mighty” is taken from Sweet Spirit’s forthcoming sophomore album, St. Mojo, due out April 7th via Nine Mile Records. The LP follows their 2015 debut, Cokomo, and their two-song collaboration with Spoon’s Britt Daniel.


    Recently, the band also put out a video for “Ooh Yah Yah Yah”, a track that doesn’t appear on the LP. Check that out below.

    St. Mojo Artwork:

    St. Mojo Tracklist:
    01. The Power
    02. I Wanna Have You
    03. Bat Macumba
    04. The Mighty
    05. The Better It Feels Today
    06. Pamela
    07. Sweet Jesus
    08. Pretty Baby
    09. Salvation
    10. Far From Home
    11. Normally

    Sweet Spirit 2017 Tour Dates:
    03/15-18 – Austin, TX @ South By Southwest
    03/31 – Austin TX @ Barracuda
    04/01 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
    04/05 – Tulsa, OK @ Soundpony
    04/06 – Kansas City, MO @ Blind Tiger
    04/07 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
    04/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
    04/11 – Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog
    04/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit
    04/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
    04/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ PA WXPN Presents @ Dawson St. Pub
    04/15 – Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall
    04/16 – Boston, MA @ Once Lounge
    04/18 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
    04/20 – Nashville, TN @ The East Room
    04/21 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
    04/22 – Lafayette, LA @ Atmosphere
    04/28 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
    05/06 – Austin, TX @ Derby in the City
    05/10 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
    05/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
    05/12 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
    05/13 – Portland, OR @ Pickathon Presents @ Bunk Bar
    05/14 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
    05/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick and Mortar
    05/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Resident
    05/20 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
    05/21 – Tucson, AZ @ Flycatcher