Today we are crushing on MOUSEY’s sophomore album “My Friends.” This album holds a strong focus on her friends and her relationships with them, along with “being let down but being loved”. The tracks on “My Friends” are diverse and unlike each other in the best way possible yet still so closely connected. “The Bench” is the first single released from the album “My Friends” and was created with the intention of wanting a high energy track, executed through experimenting with key changes to add intensity. The verse chords and melody came easy to MOUSEY during the creative process as it just fell out and she got addicted to playing it, singing it in the shower, and humming it at the supermarket.
MOUSEY said, “The song has a sort of charming rage boiling inside of it. All of my bad experiences and frustrations with boys needed a constructive outlet, and this song is it.”
There are two ‘hearts’ on this album, a warm one and a cold one and the tracks “Wait For Me” and “One Dollar Wednesday’s” exhibit this perfectly. “Wait For Me” written during the 2020 lockdown regarding mental health issues is about slowing down and taking the time to walk with people when they’re struggling, however MOUSEY also has her upbeat and cheerful tracks such as “One Dollar Wednesday’s”; an “ultra happy bop” about how much she loves her husband, and how far they’ve come, how precious our relationship is to her. These tracks are a very straightforward walkthrough and some of the few songs that don’t really get too deep into metaphors but just sit very happily at face value.
“My intention was to write an album that was focused on something other than my family, so I decided on the name My Friends before I’d even written any of the songs in order to pull my writing into the subject. I initially hoped the album was going to be really light, cute and wholesome. But even though there are many ‘sweet’ songs on the record, my year was really hard and some of my long-time friends left me with some nasty scars - so obviously the record reflects that too. While my last album was about ‘being let down and being a let-down’, and this album is about ‘being let down but being loved’.
With a strong sense of melody and emotionally raw sincerity, MOUSEY cherishes the art of communicating the human experience above all else. Her sound defies the restrictions of genre and her music provides a unique and powerful insight into this wonderful and confusing world.