Mystic Waxx shares their third single from the upcoming EP “Bleach” and answers some QuickFire Questions to go with it.
“We’ll probably not audition as Junodef but in some shape or form, we’ll mount that gorgeous glittery Eurovision stage.”
Deliciously heavy and hypnotic, the single takes inspiration from indie rock, while being completely built up with electronic sounds and samples.
“We’re all important to the world. Walk tall, be strong, and be courageous.”
“It’s about escaping and rediscovering a sense of self, focusing on disappearing from social media and the addictiveness of it, whilst simultaneously using social media as an escape.”
“Authoritarian governments will always exist. It’s up to us to prevent them.”
“My husband’s facial hair was the inspiration for the song’s subject matter.”
“Because they’re the experienced ones, your take on anything is patronised. This is anybody from parents, bosses, authority figures, anybody who tells you they have the best intentions but uses that power to belittle another view.”
“This song just oozes emotion – and when the beautiful textures all come crashing down in the end I can’t help but feel emotional.”
“The inner child needs a lot of love and warmth. Otherwise life is agonizing, no matter how many achievements and symbols you collect.”
“I love anyone that says fuck what you tell me to do, I’m going to do it my way.”
“It’s kind of about when you get some advice and support during hard times and bad news, but from someone who is a bit weird and explains themselves in an odd way.”
It has a dual meaning, the first being the literal damage we inflict on the planet, but the second is a metaphor for a relationship turning toxic.
“It’s about the fear that your life is passing you by. The fear that comes with having absolutely nothing figured out and no idea what’s going to happen next.”
“Life presents itself as endless crossroads. Knowing when to go is what you have to decide. If you take too long, you might just miss your ride.”
C&C take inspiration from many different artists, one of them being Peaches. She has always held a special place in my heart.
“There was one time as a teenager that I left home thinking I would never come back. This song was all I listened to that night.”
“My favorite performer of all time told me to “keep driving forward” at a time when that felt impossible, to this day I carry those words very close to my heart.”
“By showing that we’re just regular people with more to offer than just our Asian backgrounds, I think that actually gives more representation.”
“It goes from headbanging heavy to delicate psychedelia and back again.”
“Before I discovered her, I didn’t think it was possible for a queer, female artist to make it and she made anything seem possible.”
“I hope that by sharing my experience with Anxiety – as hard as it is to be vulnerable – that it helps others in the same way that the process of writing this song helped me.”
“I listen to a lot of music all day. Weirdly, I could be walking down the street, making a cup of tea or washing the dishes (I know, not very rock n’ roll!) and a melody will pop into my head.”
“Big chorus’. Big synths. Modern techniques in processing using some known and ear-candy gear.”
“I spent years trying hard to make a career of it and ended up hating it. And since I stopped trying so hard I’ve found I write better, enjoy it more, play more and do much more with it. I guess there’s a lesson in there somewhere!”
“Maybe it was because I needed to, to get me through the day and not always be wrapped up by pain, or that an inner voice was calling for the sunny disposition inside of me to rise up again, that it had been missed and it didn’t come out into the sunshine often enough.”
“With all the different parts, this song would be chaos in the wrong hands, but here they all interweave seamlessly.”
“Basically I write in order to hear things that make me feel more alive.”
“Conveying happiness is much more evasive than feelings of despair or loneliness!”
“The progressions in their songs are built so delicately, always taking me to another place when I listen to it.”