Mysie walks us through the next bound on her musical adventure, the ‘Undertones’ EP.
We’re big fans of soulful popster Mysie. Not only has she won An Actual Bloody Ivor Novello already, but she’s delivered a string of Really Very Good tracks. Today, she’s dropping her new EP, ‘Undertones’. We asked her to run us through the release, track by track.
Don’t Take It Personal
I made this song during lockdown. It was one of the most seamless sessions I’ve ever had. I came across a quote which was ‘Don’t Take It Personal’, and something just clicked within me. I remember writing a whole stream of consciousness on my iPad, just typing away. I had a lot that I needed to get off my chest. This song is about wanting to be alone and wanting space from a relationship. It’s nothing to do with you; it’s all to do with me.
Writing this song was such an exciting moment. Recounting my own experiences so vividly in my mind really got me feeling nostalgic and asking myself… Am I still that wild? This song is about the excitement of new love. This is about me flying to the South of Italy to meet new love. I travelled from a festival in Croatia to Rome, to Salento; I had never travelled alone before, nor had I hopped from flight to flight in places I thought I’d never be. This was something really out of the ordinary for me, but I was literally just following my heart.
Keep Up With Your Heart
‘Keep Up With Your Heart’ is about someone cheating on you and laying it all on the table. I wrote this with Daniel during a vulnerable time, and I just knew from getting together that we’d make something super special. I brought this to Fraser when we first started working on my EP, and he worked his magic. It was so interesting to reflect back and go through the writing with Fraser; so many emotions came back to me.
I wrote this song with Fraser during lockdown, and it really just came so naturally. I love Fraser’s chords; he just knows what chords get me. This song is about the joy of rekindling love. It’s about the relief of realigning yourself with someone. It’s letting you know that I’m glad you finally came back into my life… it’s about time. This song carries so much energy and really gives me the feels.
In My Mind
In My Mind is about the desire of a new relationship that is unattainable. I’ve always been interested in how lust can take away your senses and sensibility.
Taken from the June 2021 edition of Dork, out now.