Toronto artist Seth Nyquist makes emotionally-charged indie-pop under the name MorMor. Last year, he unveiled his debut EP Heaven’s Only Wishful to much acclaim and excitement. Just last week, MorMor played a sold-out show at Barboza that garnered frenzied enthusiasm, with fans scrambling to purchase tickets.
Our Song of the Day is the single “Outside,” an emotive meditation on isolation. “Looking outside/ I’m scared to die/ Despite the moonlight/ It leaves me blind/ How can I find the sun?,” Nyquist reflects over shimmering synths. He had this to say about the song in a press release:
“‘Outside’ was written at a time when I was quite isolated. I’ve always felt rather alienated, so I wanted to ensnare that feeling and make it my own.”
The video for “Outside” focuses on a demoralized clown, perfectly capturing the melancholy of the song via the artistic eye of British director Duncan Loudon. Watch it below.
Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is "Clovers" by Barrie, from the 2019 album Happy to Be Here on Winspear Records.
Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "Shape" by Julia Shapiro, from the 2019 album Perfect Version on Hardly Art.
Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "Still Exist" by Necking, from the 2019 album Cut Your Teeth on Mint Records.