Maguire is the project of London based classically trained multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Gillian Maguire. She’s also recorded strings on numerous albums as Mystery Jets’ Curve Of The Earth (The Whole Earth Edition), and Marika Hackman’s Any Human Friend. We introduced her with the debut EP Préludes.
Now she has announced the release of a new EP called Fantaisies which is produced by Liam Howe (FKA Twigs, Lana Del Rey). “Wrestling” is the first excerpt which is out via Seven Four Seven Six.
“‘Wrestling’ maps a hopeless struggle with insomnia against a backdrop of longing for the comforts of a past love who once provided peace in the dark lonely hours; pleading with sleep to relieve my incessantly whirling mind.” explains MAGUIRE, “Inspired by a poem called ‘The Sun Rising’ by John Donne about two lovers demanding the sun leave them alone to enjoy more time together, ‘Wrestling’ turns this conceit on its head – the bed becoming a prison rather than a paradise.”
She continues: “I was also inspired by the poet Elizabeth Bishop who speaks of “nightlong, limblong warmth” in her poem ‘Breakfast Song’. That yearning for the human touch which brings with it at once a sense of connection and disintegration is a recurrent undertone throughout the new EP.”
Watch the official video below.