What inspired your new single “Head High”?
Head High was equally inspired by the sounds of a summer discotheque and the mysterious nighttime loneliness hidden beneath a breathing city. Sonically it's filled with the energy of love and lust; wrapped in a mirror of self-reflection. We live within a mysterious moment where reality and illusion are blurred. As individuals we were really in the midst of it. We found ourselves trying to decipher fact and fiction while forming identity from our personal experiences. The state of your mind is easily altered when it all starts to feel the same.
How does this release compare to your past music?
This song felt like a natural bridge between our past records and what we have in store for the future. It's part one of three singles that will roll out as the year goes on. We're super excited to share the other songs with everyone as well. We've been throwing them in our live set and it all feels right.
How has MAYVE’s sound evolved since your last release?
Perhaps in the past we felt we were keeping to a certain set of rules. This time there were definitely no rules to how we were approaching things both lyrically and sonically. We're always looking to experiment in hopes we stumble upon a strong identity we can carry with us into the future. Â I think we definitely approached the beginning of an interesting growth process with this one.
Describe “Head High” in just three words.
Head’s too high
Will “Head High” be part of a bigger release?
Head High, is part one of three singles that follow a first-person narrative on the altered perceptive state occurring in love and lust. We live in a time where lines are blurred between happiness and success and we exist as products of our perceived value in the eyes of our peers. Head High was conceived as the tropical sounds of summer discotheques met us in mysterious moments of self-reflection. High on the energy of life and love, confused by the road ahead, caught up somewhere in the middle.
What are your upcoming plans for 2019?
We’re going to finish out the year releasing our next two singles with music videos then its back to the studio.