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MorMor takes listeners on a spiritual journey with “Heaven’s Only Wishful”

Seth Nyquist makes a proper debut under his moniker.

February 03, 2018

It shouldn't come as a surprise that Seth Nyquist a.k.a. MorMor rolls within the same circle as BADBADNOTGOOD and Charlotte Day Wilson, all buzzy indie acts from Toronto that have been bubbling up over the years. MorMor recently dropped his debut single called "Heaven's Only Wishful" with a gorgeous accompanying visual to match. The soulful ballad is a whimsical love letter to his hometown that flirts with synthesizers, drums and guitars. MorMor's voice is rich with reverb as he slowly pours out lines like "close your eyes and see it through/ chaos comes and collects the view," but it falls delicately on the ears even when he starts raising it to shrieking levels toward the close of the track.

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In an interview with Pigeons & Planes, he explained the inspiration behind his music. "A lot of my inspiration stems from wanting to share a perspective of Toronto that I feel hasn’t been represented," he said. "I’m glad Toronto is getting a lot of attention right now, but my experience of the city that has shaped me isn’t really part of the story yet. I want to capture the feeling that I have had growing up here and this video definitely pays homage to that."

In regards to the self-directed music video, MorMor wanted to convey the same message about Toronto. "The constant movement of scenes in the video adds to a sense of wanting more. My music means different things to different people and I wanted to leave it open to interpretation," he added. "I made a conscious decision to not show any of Toronto’s major landmarks. The spaces featured in the video are places you’d only know if you’ve walked the city."

MorMor writes, records and produces all of his music himself. He is currently working on a collection of songs for his debut project, but details about the release have not been revealed at this time. Stream the song in the video above.

MorMor takes listeners on a spiritual journey with “Heaven’s Only Wishful”