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Mausi - Sol [Single]

Mausi - Sol [Single]

All Things Go | "You can never have enough musical delight in your life and 'Sol'. by Mausi is no exception"

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When I took microeconomics at the sweet age of 17 I was taught a very important rule: resources are scarce. Meaning, very few things are infinite and if they are infinite they are (or should be) free. One of those few things that are infinite is the upbeat summer song with jaunty guitar rhythms and interplay between male and female vocals. A few examples:'Home' by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, 'If I Never See Your Face Again' by Maroon 5 ft. Rihanna, 'Ain't Mountain High Enough' by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell. As Cady Heron wisely stated in Mean Girls, "The limit does not exist." The reason these celebratory songs are not scarce is because people won't stop creating them and conversely people won't stop listening to these songs. Quite honestly, there's no reason why either party should. You can never have enough musical delight in your life and 'Sol'. by Mausi is no exception.

Mausi is a 4-piece band coming out of Newcastle, UK but they're described as "Anglo-Italian". Siblings Daisy and Thomas are the Italian half while former classmates at Ben and Benji provide the English heritage. 'Sol' speaks to this mixed heritage as Mausi plays with the precision we've come to expect from British bands as well as the sexual energy Italian music and culture exudes. I began listening to this song without headphones through the somewhat decent speakers of my 4-year-old MacBook. That was a mistake. The devil is in the details.

It's easy to tell it's a dance song but without headphones you miss exactly how sharp and wonderful the aforementioned "jaunty guitar rhythms" are and subtle influence of the piano and bass. You miss how the female and male vocals melt into one another, cross, and crest into heartfelt treatises on lust and love. There's something unexpectedly moving about this song and it will no doubt become one of those pieces listeners are glad to hear when it just shuffles into existence.



In terms of criticism, the song could do without the somewhat extensive pause for "Dance! Dance! Dance!" encouragement. Mausi, you had me dancing from the beginning! It interrupts the song's enthralling momentum and as a dancefloor expert I know many people who will find the occasional pauses mildly irritating. Other than that I don't have much more to say. The song has everything it needs and is a promising single from this UK group. I'm looking forward to hearing them in the future!

'Sol' is free to download on Mausi's website, wearemausi.com and will be available for download and physical purchase on February 20th via All Things Go.

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