Mhairi – Crystalline

Mhairi (pronounce mah-ree) is a 20-year-old future popstress who just unveiled her debut single Crystalline, a haunting R&B-tinged tune that blends dark-pop and icy electronic to create the best soundscape possible for her heartfelt and suffering vocals. Based in Bournemouth, Mhairi counts among its sources of inspiration acts such as Massive Attack, Imogen Heap and Sigur Ros and it’s undeniable that this first offering reflects in a certain way her taste. Speaking about Crystalline, she says that it’s a song that “explores the feeling of being lost inside your own mind, and how introversion can be a detriment to your sense of self and the relationships you have. The lyrics follow an internal dialogue, and shows a kind of struggle between two parts of my mind – one that needs to indulge in being alone, and one that needs to be anywhere else other than inside my own head.