Mysie Premieres New Song “gin + juice” on BBC Radio 1
- London-based singer-songwriter Lizbet Sempa, aka Mysie premiered a new song “gin + juice” on BBC Radio 1's Future Artists with Jack Saunders.
The song is the title track of her third EP “gin + juice”, which was released on May 11, 2022.
It was written by Lizbet Sempa and produced by Fraser T Smith.
Mysie told Jack Saunders about the song, “'gin + juice' is really about having a wandering eye at a summer party and trying to get someone's attention. Yeah, I've just got a big thing for gin. Gin connoisseur. It's kind of like a love potion for me. I love to convert people into being gin lovers.”
She continued, “That was a big, big part of me. I think as a musician, I felt very isolated and sometimes you can be in your feelings a lot. But you start to realize that a lot of people are experiencing the same thing you're experiencing so it's great to be open. Growing up, I was actually quite shy and quite an introvert it was only until I went into like drama and like going into performing arts. That's when I really really opened up. Reading books like The Power of Now just really helped me become the person I am today, really.”
- The new EP comprises 4-track, produced by Fraser T Smith. It is her first project since the 2021 EP “Undertones”.
SHe said of the EP, “This EP just spans over really a five year relationship that ended. It's about a long term relationship for the ups and downs of that and the struggles of that and more specifically, even the pandemic. It was really in the depth of that and the strains that brought to a lot of relationships. I know that personally for me that happened and even for my close friends it was it opened up a lot of things in that time for sure.”
She added, “I mean, gin and juice is a bit of a noisy song really, to be honest. I'm not really meant to be having a wandering I was being relationship, but that is what happened and it's normal and it's being human.”
She explained track-by-track for the EP.
“I'm questioning the meaning of love. 'fade' is about the beginning of the end of my relationship and I was really in the thick of it at the time”.
“It's about a period of time in lockdown when my relationship was going through a lot of pressure. due to the uncertainty of what was going to happen to our lives. In this song I'm really saying, I will fight for you and be here for you.
The opening chords gave me this warm, nostalgic feeling, kinda reminiscent of Carole King. I was listening to a lot of Koffi Olomide at the time, which I think comes out in the rhythms too”.
“joyride is about holding on and eventually letting go. All the lessons I've learned about myself during the ride never stop”.
Photo by Laura Zepp
- source : BBC Radio 1