NEWS: Mayshe-Mayshe releases lead single, 'Dark Mountain' from her forthcoming second album

NEWS: Mayshe-Mayshe releases lead single, ‘Dark Mountain’ from her forthcoming second album

Mayshe-Mayshe is the solo project of Yorkshire-based writer-producer Alice Rowan and her second album, Indigo, is due for self-release on the 11th of November this year.

Indigo is the follow-up to Mayshe-Mayshe’s debut LP, 2018’s Cocoa Smoke. Written, recorded, and produced by Alice Rowan, alongside her frequent collaborator and Living Body bandmate Jeff T. Smith, who performed mixing and co-production duties, the forthcoming album continues the DIY ethos that lies at the heart of all Rowan’s creative work.

Speaking about Indigo, Alice Rowan says that the album’s songs are “pop-ponderings on the human condition.” She adds, “It’s darker than Cocoa Smoke, but with bright edges. There’s nothing like a catchy pop hook to help you process dark moments.”

In anticipation of the release of the new album, Mayshe-Mayshe has today released ‘Dark Mountain’, the first single to be taken from it. Rowan describes ‘Dark Mountain’ as “the cheeriest-sounding song on the album, which is a good thing, because it balances out the subject matter, which is probably the darkest.”  

She goes on to say, “The song was first inspired by a scene in one of (the Finnish author and artist) Tove Jansson‘s books where Little My drowns a nest full of ants with a tin of gasoline, so Moomintroll can enjoy his perfect glade without the inconvenience of the ants. And although the lyrics developed quite a long way from that starting point, this still sums up the spirit of the song quite well.”

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