Mysie today revealed her latest single, ‘Heartbeat’.
November 13, 2019
Mysie today revealed her latest single, ‘Heartbeat’. The Line of Best Fit chose it as their Song of the Day writing ‘Mysie creates music with freedom in mind. Rejecting limiting industry standards, ribbons of her African heritage ripple through her rich soundscapes as she weaves deeply personal narratives into every release.’
“You are limitless”: these three words are the ones that have driven music into revolution and evolution for years, and they are the ones that have made Mysie who she is now. One of South London’s brightest newcomers, Mysie [My-Zee] is sharing her new single ‘Heartbeat’.
Dusky synths and 80s percussion set the stage for the new cut, tied together by Mysie’s dextrous vocals and honest lyrics that evoke the day to day struggles of maintaining a relationship. “It’s about knowing you have a choice to grow with or without that person” adds Mysie. “It takes two people to pour love into a relationship, regardless of distance. If you want to make it work you’ll make it work”.
‘Heartbeat’ follows a groundswell of support for her debut EP ‘Chapter 11’ and most recent single ‘Sweet Relief’ which landedMysie radio coverage from 6 Music, Radio X and Radio 1’s Phil Taggart. Continuous praise has come from an array of tastemakers too, including Hunger, The Line Of Best Fit, The 405, Dork, Notion & TMRW to name a few.
As Mysie continues to drip feed more music through the course of the winter, she also looks ahead to her first ever live performances throughout November. Mysie will perform at Notting Hill Arts Club for Communion on the 3rd November, The Sebright Arms as part of The Great Escape’s ‘First Fifty’ on the 13th and a very special evening at Southbank Centre on the 28th for Out-Spoken; one of London’s premier live poetry and music nights and a champion for diversity of voice in writing and performance.
Focused on the freedom music provides and rejecting the genres and stereotypes its industry seeks to enforce, Mysie is one without limits and most certainly one to watch.
From the get-go, music has run through Mysie’s blood: brought up as the granddaughter of a renowned Ugandan jazz musician, creativity has surrounded and become a part of her. Growing up as a second-generation immigrant in London,Mysie was immersed in the powerful history of her culture as the African scores pumped themselves into her work and her life alike, from the sounds of the Congolese singer, producer and composer Koffi Olomide to the inheritance of her grandfather’s dynamic cadence. “It’s a part of me naturally”, she describes, “that underlying African rhythm and that untouchable sensation”.
Drawing inspiration from one track in particular when developing her own project – ‘On the Level’ by Mac DeMarco – Mysiewas moved by the experimental nature that even popular music can have, and sought to channel this integral creativity into her own work. Homing in on her own diverse influences, from the daring psychedelic innovation of Thundercat to the vibrant fervency of N.E.R.D, Mysie’s evocatively playful style seamlessly draws together her inspirations and her distinctive individuality.
Whether it be searching for new musical structures and not following the basic formula – reordering verses and choruses, mixing up hooks and intros – or creating experiential visuals, Mysie is all about progress.
November 13 The Sebright Arms The Great Escape: First Fifty – SOLD OUT
November 28 Southbank Centre Out-Spoken – SOLD OUT