Melt away. Let go. Be weightless.
Inspired by the writings of Virginia Wolf and John Milton and Radiohead’s unconventional harmonies, a London-based multi-instrumentalist and singer MAGUIRE releases an emotive song ‘Melt’ with an accompanying video directed by Bonnie Wright (who played Ginny Weasley in Harry Potter).
‘Melt’ is the third snippet from MAGUIRE’s upcoming EP’ Fantaisies’ out on April 14th. MAGUIRE explains what ‘Melt’ embodies: “‘Melt’ explores the desire to transcend the material waking world into the weightless realm of dreams. Letting go of the self and thus of the ego to become pure spirit is a theme recurrent in Zen Buddhist theory, which has served as much of the inspiration behind the EP; or as Rebecca Solnit put it when describing the work of Yves Klein – ‘the dissolution of the rational mind, of expectation, of borders and boundaries, thus erasing the map of reason and entering the void of pure consciousness.”
Alongside the new single, MAGUIRE premiers a majestic video starring herself alongside the dancer Xavia. Directed by a longtime collaborator Bonnie Wright, she explains the story behind the visuals: “Navigating across worlds, we follow MAGUIRE as she transcends the “mind map” of her memory to a structureless and limitless reality until she quite literally melts away. As they move and fall into one another, the outlines of their bodies blur, forcing even the viewer to let go of a preconceived outline through which we structure our world.”
MAGUIRE elaborates on the meaning behind the dance in relation to the struggle with the physical world: “Following on from themes of oneness in one form or another, the video was inspired by this struggle with the physical world, the dancer representing my battling subconscious. As the dance unfolds, we gradually give in to each other to become one; the struggle is finally over.” MAGUIRE explains.
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Words: Karolina Kramplova