Heading into the spotlight back when she was 16, Mysie (my-zee) began her journey as Lizbet Sempa, a singer-songwriter and pianist creating music that was powerful and rich, but as the creations were formed the personal pieces didn’t seem to fit together. “I’m not that anymore”, Mysie explains, “I was put into a box: a young, black, soulful singer-songwriter…There are elements of that identity I’m bringing to Mysie, but it’s much more freeing than that. Now, it’s about expression.” By blending her otherworldly voice with sharp new sounds, the freedom her new character has found has enabled the talent to reach new heights.
Drawing inspiration from one track in particular when developing her own project - ‘On the Level’ by Mac DeMarco - Mysie was moved by the experimental nature that even popular music can have, and sought to channel this integral creativity into her own work. Honing in on her own diverse influences, from the daring psychedelic innovation of Thundercat to the vibrant fervency of N.E.R.D, Mysie’s evocatively playful style seamlessly draws together her inspirations and her distinctive individuality.
Mysie is as much a unique character as she is a kindred sentiment: she is all of us, she is freedom, she is limitless.