The song brings together a blend of exquisite trademark Mousey melodies and catchy hooks, with hints of nostalgic and edgy Indie-Pop
On first listen ‘Extreme Highs’ is a breezy, feel-good summer tune. But scratch below the surface, and you’ll find a song made up of intricate layers and lyrical depth.
‘Extreme Highs’ was written about my time spent at an old flat in Christchurch says Mousey AKA Sarena Close.
“There were 10 of us and I lived there for a year. I got the worst winter blues. One of my friends from Jazz School had committed suicide, I was dealing with ongoing family issues and I felt like I had no support from the people around me. Being an extravert meant that I loved being with people but it would make me extremely depressed thinking that they didn’t really care about the deeper part of me. There was a week that I didn’t even enter the kitchen or the living area of the flat”.
Mousey writes with her own unique sense of melody, emotionally raw sincerity and cherishes the art of songwriting above all else. Inspired by artists like Radiohead, Regina Spektor and Sufjan Stevens, she endeavours to be as honest as them.
‘Extreme Highs’ is the first single from Mousey’s debut full-length album, due out later this year.