Costa Rican artist MishCatt delivers her new single Midnight Sun via Amuse, the second track release lifted from her latest EP The Real Pavo. The new track comes three years after the artist’s debut EP, Highlighter, which saw her introduce fans to her sonic world of psychedelic sound and texture, while also making her the highest streamed artist in Costa Rica.
The EP draws inspiration from the complicated emotions involved in relationships and explores the love story between MishCatt and her own intuition, with Midnight Sun a continued culmination of her purple period with groovy, synth-pop psychedelic sounds. “The story I imagined is the long journey it’s been to fully honour myself, my visions, not being afraid to stand up for what I believe in. All of the self doubt and self conscious feelings you can have, I realised it’s like any working relationship. There’s trust, paranoia, ecstasy… a wide range of emotions.”
Linking up once again with long-time collaborator and executive producer Pontus Winnberg (Miike Snow, Britney Spears, Madonna) as well as producers Patrik Berge and Fabian Berglund, Midnight Sun was born from an acoustic guitar jam in 2017 before the team completed the song the following summer, adding a warm melody, vocoder vocals, and electric, grooving lines.
“Midnight Sun looks at a more hopeful high of being close to someone, but still being far away from that natural essence,” offers the artist. “It has an almost sad positivity to it, that you’re close to this person, but still not as close as you want to be.”
“Music so often focuses on the love stories we have with others, but I thought why not make a love story about you with yourself, your truest self.”
Accompanying the track comes a music video directed by Albin Eidhagen, which perfectly captures MishCatt’s inclination towards visual arts and spacey indie pop sounds. Throughout the years, she connected both visual and musical worlds together, not knowing she was born with synesthesia, a perceptual condition of mixed senses, and sees colour and shapes in each track she writes.
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