Even outside of music, Stockholm artist MIYNT is good at setting a scene. “I wrote ‘Lucy In Disguise’ on a rainy night on a green velvet couch”, she says, doing a better job of creating a world in the mind of the listener in a sentence than many musicians achieve on an entire album.
Her talent for story-telling extends to her latest single, “Lucy In Disguise”: the latest entry in a strong run of singles. A little less stylised than the others, it’s a song that goes in for simple beauty, a track that lets a little psychedelia bleed into the picture and twists that up with her smooth, champagne-sparking pop sound for a sweeping, sad story of a dream never-quite-realised. On this form, she blends some of the strongest song writing around with the vision to realise that writing into gorgeous, golden-age pop music.
She says of the song: “I had recently moved back to Stockholm from LA and was feeling kind of numb. Sweden was really dark and grey and I had just gone through a lot of different changes. The song is about all the things that never had the time to become and about me being the ocean."