MIYNT – “The Strangest Game” (Stereogum Premiere)
Swedish singer-songwriter MIYNT makes sultry, introspective indie pop with magnetic melodies lifted by deftly dense soundscapes. She’s set to drop Ep no. 1 this fall, and the first offering is “The Strangest Game.” Classical flourishes sweep across an infectious bassline, muted synths, and light reggae-esque drums as she wispily sings of the allure in the uncertainty of a burgeoning relationship. The music swells around her gauzy tone to evoke unsteady comfort of being lost in the early undefined stage. The soundscape hollows for a beautiful, piercing bridge “We can take a train to the other side/ Baby, you don’t need to run you don’t need to hide/ Enjoy the ride/ I’ll be your alibi.” Here’s what she had to say about the song:
The strangest game is a lovesong. It’s about the first phase of falling in love, when the person that you’re falling for is still a mystery and everything you do with this person feels very exciting. The phase when you’re not really sure about anything except from that you want to be around this person. Nothing is said out loud yet but it all feels very good. The phase when you just can’t get enough. Apparently this phase can’t last longer than six months but I wanted to dedicate a song to it. Love is a mess and it can make you crazy. But it’s kind of nice when it’s nice.
Ep no. 1 is out 9/16 via B3SCI Records. Pre-order it here.