Mouse Reconnects With Herself On Love Me Like You're Gonna Lose Me
That's The One: Mouse | Bristol
Bristol-based, fun-sized pop angel Mouse releases her debut music video for Love Me Like You’re Gonna Lose Me, the second single off her debut EP, Angels Never Die.
Renaissance woman Mouse has been putting the work in to reconnect with the most important person in her life - herself. “I went through a period of a few months where I became quite disconnected from myself and thus allowed a lot of external influences to kinda throw me off course from what I wanted in my life. [Now] before I do anything, I ask myself ‘is this authentic? Is this in alignment with who I am?’ And if it is, then I’ll do it.”
"Is this authentic? Is this in alignment with who I am?"
Such an attitude could only come from the revelations detailed in Love Me Like You’re Gonna Lose Me, a track which lyrically teeters between resolution and disaster. A powerful wake-up call to cherish what you have or risk losing it, she filmed the accompanying video at the end of 2020, yet the visuals were far from the elaborate backing-dancer-studded studio affair Mouse had envisioned. ”It basically was a case of going ‘what can I do? Let’s just do that’, which is a really hard viewpoint to take. I found it really a challenge to my perfectionism to make a piece of art that accompanied a song that I’ve written and I love. To give it this visual which tells a story of the time we were living in rather than what the song means or anything like that was a really hard thing to wrap my head around.” Yet the resulting video acts as a colourful and emotive portrait of Mouse as a performer that harmoniously fits with the strong visual aesthetic she has been building over the course of the Angels Never Die EP release cycle.
"I am the sort of person that [has] to be totally sure that's what I want and what I want to represent me"
Inspired by Nina Nesbitt’s glamorous Is It Really Me You’re Missing to Birdy and Rhodes’ Let It All Go, the video utilises the natural beauty of Bristol’s Eastwood Farm as a backdrop to Mouse’s confident yet vulnerable performance in a white two-piece ensemble that is reminiscent of a modern runaway bride. Although coping with a combination of disruptive circumstances, including restrictions from the pandemic, Mouse insists that creative control will always be one of her primary goals, “[even if] I've got access to all the resources in the world, all the great people, I would still want to check their work. And I think that probably says a lot about me. I’m not a nightmare or anything to work with I don't think, but I am the sort of person that [has] to be totally sure that's what I want and what I want to represent me and the best way to do that at the moment is just to do it myself.” The DIY attitude is at the core of Mouse, and what makes the artist so intrinsically relatable. We can’t wait to see how she continues to build the ethereal daydream world of Angel’s Never Die.
Love Me Like You’re Gonna Lose Me is out now with EP Angels Never Die due 26th February. Watch the brand new video below.