Stockholm-based artist MIYNT writes pop music for listeners of a diverse musical palette; her previous releases blended the genre with hypnotic soft-rock (“After The Gold Rush”) and the swooning sensuality of ‘70s disco (“The Strangest Game”). As she nears the September 16 release of her debut EP, Ep no. 1 (B3SCI Records), she finds herself somewhere in-between stripped-down singer-songwriter and disco siren, and asks us, “Is mellow disco a genre?”
Below, we’re pleased to premiere her latest single, “You Were Never Too Much.” MIYNT describes it as “probably the most classic ‘pop song’ of the EP.” It’s a sleepy, melancholic musing on lost love which bursts into an elevated, shimmering chorus, and features MIYNT’s satin-smooth voice, glossy synths, and elegant production value.
The lush texture of MIYNT’s soundscape counterbalances the bittersweet heartache that inspired its lyrics. “It came out of a complicated love situation I experienced a couple of years ago,” she tells us. “It was very confusing and frustrating, but it turned into some songs, like a lot of things do after a while.” Breezily singing, “Somewhere I got lost / I think I gave away too much,” MIYNT captures the agony and regret of romance with a degree of nonchalance. The self-assured track is about self-doubt—a sugary slice of pop that deals in despair. “I think it reflects the EP because of its melancholic nature” says MIYNT. “I have a hard time making happy music.”