Sonically ‘A Lifelong Pursuit’ is a jaunty, jangly tune with layers of vocals on overload. Lyrically it tackles the challenge of loving those who cause you pain.
“Much like ripping your legs off a sticky leather couch or karate chopping your way through a piece of wood, the action I’m talking about in this song is something that takes all of your energy and focus for a second, zooming past the edges of your comfort zone,” explains Mousey, AKA Sarena Close.
“Not letting fear stop you from showing your love and connecting to others and not letting power stop you from forgiving. This song is called ‘A Lifelong Pursuit’ because you can’t just do this once, it is the constant smashing of the walls around you and taking new ground towards living a life of unconditional love.”
Listen carefully and you may hear the quirky influences of Regina Spektor. But make no mistake, Mousey is an artist who is forging her own unique path in music.
The Christchurch-based singer-songwriter has gone from strength-to-strength since first emerging with her debut single ‘Extreme Highs’ earlier this year. She has since released singles ‘Take Me To Harley Street’ and ‘If You Really Loved Me’ from her upcoming debut album LEMON LAW, out on October 4.
‘Extreme Highs’ earned Mousey a nomination at the 2019 Silver Scroll Awards. She is also embarking on her first-ever Australasian tour. See tour dates below. Mousey will also support The Beths in Dunedin on Friday, November 1 and in Christchurch on Saturday, November 2.
Fri, Oct 4- Raglan - YOT club
Sat Oct 5 - Auckland - Wine Cellar
Sun Oct 6 - Tauranga - The Jam Factory
Thurs Oct 10 - Dunedin - The Cook
Fri Oct 11 - Christchurch - Blue Smoke
Sat Oct 12 - Wellington - Moon
Thurs Oct 17 - Blenheim - The Plant
Fri Oct 18 - Barrytown - Barrytown Hall
Thurs Oct 24- Akaroa - Ma Maison
Friday 8th Nov - Melbourne - The Retreat Hotel
Weds 13th Nov - Canberra - Transit Bar
Thurs 14th Nov - Sydney - Valve Bar