Mysie plays the first of The Great Escape’s First Fifty shows on Wednesday November 13th. Get to know her in our latest In Short…

Brighton’s The Great Escape kicks off festival season each year; a seaside weekend with gigs in venues all across the city, TGE is internationally renowned for being one of the biggest and best celebrations of new music. The 2020 edition of TGE will mark the 15th anniversary of the festival, and, ahead of the announcement of the first fifty artists on the bill, they present two nights of music in east London, featuring some of the most hotly anticipated artists to play in Brighton next May.

One of those artists is Mysie, the 23 year old singer songwriter hailing from south London. The granddaughter of a revered Ugandan jazz artist, Mysie draws influence from her African heritage as well as the likes of Thundercat and Mac DeMarco (specifically, his track ‘On the Level’). With a soaring vocal and a vibrant sensibility, listen to Mysie’s June-released EP Chapter 11: 

Following the release of Chapter 11, now Mysie presents the first single from her next project. ‘Sweet Relief’ is an ethereal ballad, and a celebration of the strength of platonic love. The track was inspired by a vivid memory; three birds sitting on a branch together in Somerset. Check the accompanying visual below.

Marking one of her first ever live shows, Mysie plays Sebright Arms on Wednesday November 13th alongside Sarathy Korwar, Chlobocop and Layfullstop. Ahead of the show, get to know the rising Streatham artist In Short…

Three words to describe my music
Experimental, ethereal, unique. 

The first artist you saw live
The Killers

Best venue to play
Ally Pally

Best venue to party at
Dogstar, Brixton

Most underrated producer
Kevin Parker

Best track to save a flagging dance floor
Armand Van Helden – You Don’t Know Me

An artist you’d recommend to fans of your own music
Connan Mockasin

A track you’re listening to on repeat
Empire Of The Sun – Standing On The Shore 

A record that cheers you up
Anderson .Paak – Malibu 

Three artists you’d book to play your birthday
Thundercat, N.E.R.D., Mahalia 

Mysie plays TGE’s First Fifty on Wednesday November 13th.