Bursting with effervescence and colour, Ci Majr returns with a perfect slice of indie-pop in the form of ‘Guillotine’.
Shimmering with 80’s-tinged synths, peppy percussion and soaring piano melodies, the track comes straight off the back of her previous release ‘Summer Drug’, and proves why she is one of the most exciting artists around right now. The Chicago singer-songwriter uses The Weeknd-esque vocoder effects that lend an ethereal, dreamy tone to her voice, and forge a floaty soundscape that is reminiscent of getting lost in your own thoughts.
Whilst the lyrics have a significant emotional depth to them, the accompanying music video beams with Ci’s vibrant personality, as it alternates between blue and yellow hues with face paint being smothered on her face by a mystery woman’s hands. Using colour and fun fonts, Ci expresses the differing moods that are reflected in her words, as she elaborates on the process of creating the song. “Within the romantic context, this is something that I definitely have had to learn in recent years in my current relationship. You can so easily get caught up in the same arguments over and over only to realize that maybe you were wrong all along and it was your ego that was preventing you from coming to some sort of agreement that can appease both parties. The relationship that I’m in right now has taught me so much about this, so I guess within the romantic context this song was somewhat written to my past self. Past Ci would have been a lot better off if they would have just realized that when you’re in a relationship it’s a lot less about being right all of the time, it’s about not being afraid to be vulnerable”.
Inspired by the likes of Daft Punk, Ms Lauryn Hill and Christine and the Queens, Ci intends to create “sparkly, relatable little gems” throughout her discography, whilst always clinging onto her bubbling eccentricity. After the wild acclaim her debut single ‘#CuffinSZN’ received in 2016, Ci has been honing her skills and perfecting her artistic flair, always determined to become the best performer she can possibly be. An electrifying single that shines with authenticity, ‘Guillotine’ will be the sound of the Springtime.