“Anything this good cannot be close enough,” Canadian pop songstress Mauve sings in her newest release Close — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“I compare the energy of love to a growing fire,” the Toronto singer-songwriter says of the chill-bop pop track sprinkled with hints of tropical house and R&B. “I imagine a scene of watching embers in a fire start to glow, and that’s like the magic that’s birthed through that special connection with someone. That’s why I said a feeling like that cannot feel close enough because you want it completely come over you.”
Close is the latest ear-bending, genre-blending track in the rapidly emerging popster’s repertoire, and the latest preview of her forthcoming EP.
A rich voice in a small frame, Mauve grew up inspired by theatrical performances before turning to her piano; from the age of 14, she has worn her heart on her sleeve as she has learned to play and write her own songs.
“I have always been a lover of all forms of art, because to me, there is no limit for what can move and inspire somebody,” she says. “Of course the musical form of art is what stuck with me the most, but visual arts is another form that can express emotions through colour and shape.
“I see sound as having the ability to express feelings and connect people through the different colours of tone as well,” she says. “When creating a song, it is like you are an artist with a paintbrush, combining different colours together and layering them to set a scene for someone else to imagine. It’s like you are painting but with sounds.
“I hope to create an expression of music that people can visualize and evoke different feelings from just as a painting would. I am not one to create a song that is dull or meaningless to me, so that is why I want all of my work to feature splashes and pops of colours that sparks life and creativity to those who are listening.”