The dream pop marvel Mazey Haze’s music is best described as total honesty regarding human feelings and thoughts. No filter is put in place to sift through the parts you don’t want the world to see, just pure authenticity that is akin to the likes of Snail Mail and Beach House. The 21 year old truly does have a magical sound to back this raw honesty up though, with lilting melodies making you feel like you’re walking on air as her mystical vocal angelically glides across the mesmerising production of lush guitars, crisp synths and emphatic percussion sections. If you’ve heard any of ABBA’s latest music then you’ll adore what she’s putting out there. It’s cathartic ear-candy through a kaleidoscopic lens that showcases her undeniable vulnerability along with her ability to empower those who listen.
Looking inwards and discovering how she can take control of her own destiny, Always Dancing finds a somber beauty in feeling lost and finding your own path. Drifting along a halcyon river of melancholia before her euphoric vocal lifts you up from the desolate place and places you somewhere that makes you feel alive once more. She fines that small ray of light amidst the darkness through her optimistic outlook, soon it transcends the very fabric of her soundscape and latches itself upon you, allowing you to feel the serotonin that she experienced. Magical in every way, Mazey Haze continues to leave me speechless.
“Always Dancing is a song about having an intervention with yourself after a rough period where lots of things have drastically changed. Trying to figure out what it means that you have been doing and where you want to go (for the first time). Realising you have to adapt to this new situation and wanting to grow with it so you can move forward. Being closed off after giving yourself away too easily, without thinking about it. For me personally, this song is about my first realisation that I can and need to take control over my own life. I was starting to feel quite okay while being alone and started seeing the first bits of light after (what felt like) a long time of darkness.”