There’s not a whole lot of information out there about the artist who goes by Missio. A “Who Is Missio” manifesto on his website does little to answer that question, revealing only that he lives in a 1974 airstream trailer, has an unpleasant history in the music business, and recorded 52 songs already for this new project. What little else I could glean is that his real name is Matthew Brue, he lives in Austin, and he says he aims for “songwriting inspired by minimalistic purism.”
He’s released two tracks so far, the second of which is a wonderfully sparse cover of the Cranberries hit “Zombie.” Glitchy and atmospheric, it sounds like a setpiece Trent Reznor might write for a David Fincher score. Listen below.
Check out what little there is from Missio at his website.