Rising upcoming star MAGUIRE returns with a brand new emotional single ‘Melt’
The new single ‘Melt’ begins with a cascading una corda piano refrain and gradually unfolds into a crescendo around MAGUIRE’s sublimely layered vocals. It was produced by Liam Howe (FKA Twigs, Lana Del Rey).
MAGUIRE Shares, “‘Melt’ explores the desire to transcend the material waking world into the weightless realm of dreams,” explains MAGUIRE “Letting go of the self and thus of the ego to become pure spirit is a theme recurrent in Zen Buddhist theory, which has served as much of the inspiration behind the EP; or as Rebecca Solnit put it when describing the work of Yves Klein – ‘the dissolution of the rational mind, of expectation, of borders and boundaries, thus erasing the map of reason and entering the void of pure consciousness.”
‘Melt’ is accompanied by a majestic video, starring MAGUIRE along with the dancer Xavier. It’s directed by longtime collaborator Bonnie Wright. “Navigating across worlds we follow MAGUIRE as she transcends the “mind map” of her memory to a structureless and limitless reality until she quite literally melts away. As they move and fall into one another the outlines of their bodies blur, forcing even the viewer to let go of a preconceived outline through which we structure our world.” Explained Bonnie.
“Following on from themes of oneness in one form or another, The video was inspired by this struggle with the physical world, the dancer representing my battling subconscious. As the dance unfolds we gradually give in to each other to become one; the struggle is finally over.” MAGUIRE explains.
In the run up to the release of her new EP ‘Faintaisies’, MAGUIRE will be revealing alternative versions of each of the songs, rearranged and performed as instrumentals. The alternative version of ‘Melt’ titled ‘Dissoudre’, will be released on February 19. “Drawing from the arpeggiated motifs that dominate the works of French impressionist composers like Debussy and Ravel, ‘Dissoudre’ makes use of a repeated ascending piano pattern to gently hypnotise the listener into a state of calm,” explains MAGUIRE, “This cascading movement, teamed with the swelling strings and sublime voices, opens up into an expansive ending that soars into the heavens and beyond.”
MAGUIRE is London-based multi-instrumentalist and singer Gillian Maguire. An artist who finds musical form for ineffable expression, her work is as inspired by the writing of Virginia Woolf and John Milton, as it is in Radiohead’s unconventional harmonies or the orchestrations of Nick Drake.