Hailing from Toronto, singer-songwriter and pop-rock recording artist Chloe Mayse tracks the journey to healing in her latest ear-pleasing and compelling single, "Two Weeks."
The queer Toronto-based artist won a singing competition in 2014 that landed her singing backup for Tegan and Sara at the JUNO Awards. It was a dream come true for Mayse, who had looked up to the globally successful queer musicians that served as a key influence on her music.
Chloe Mayse is firmly planted in her craft, using personal life experiences about mental health and sexuality while raising awareness for both. The artist and multi-instrumentalist take a deep dive into the aftermath of a relationship with her recent single, "Two Weeks," expanding on the pain, pressures, and journey to relief after parting ways with someone close.
Hitting play on "Two Weeks," the song softly opens with melancholy acoustic guitar melodies alongside Chloe Mayse's breathy and tender vocals. She softly expresses the many steps to clarity, from swiping on dating apps to calling a friend for some consolation. Landing on the hook, Mayse ramps up the emotion while expressing that she's a lost soul in this sea of lonely bodies.
The song gradually expands its instrumentals to increase the power and intensity while Chloe Mayse continues climbing up the ladder to clarity. The punchy pop drums lead us into Mayse's cathartic hook that leaves us chilled to the bone, thanks to her deftly relatable and compelling lyrics. The cinematic instrumentals carry us to the outro while Chloe Mayse lets it known that she's happy to leave this person in the past once and for all.
Experience the highs and lows of the post-breakup experience with some emotional and melodic help from Chloe Mayse's recent single, "Two Weeks," now available on all digital streaming platforms.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Chloe Mayse. What a conceptual and relatable single you've released with "Two Weeks." What experiences inspired you to create such a personal breakup anthem like this?
Well, I have only had a couple of serious long-term relationships in my life, but I do know that I don't enjoy having to go on dates with new people, and to be honest, I am a horrible casual dater but a great partner. "Two Weeks" came from the idea that I had a habit of getting into a new long-term relationship after two weeks of being alone. This bad habit wasn't healthy because I didn't give myself time to heal from the previous relationship I just got out of, and I was never over my exes by the time I had a new girlfriend. My realization was that I feared being alone because I couldn't cope with being sad and depressed. It is normal to feel that way when you get broken up with; I just avoided feeling anything.
What was your songwriting process like for "Two Weeks?" What was it like writing such vulnerable yet empowering lyrics?
My songwriting process was interesting because when I wrote the song, I was reflecting on my past late at night in the apartment that I shared with my girlfriend. I remember feeling so lonely during that time, and I actually started to cry when I started brainstorming lyrics in my notebook. Writing vulnerable lyrics like this gave me the feeling of emptiness but also strength because I finally came to terms with how to hurt I was during that time, and expressing my anger in a song gave me back my power to speak up.
What was the most rewarding part about creating such a cathartic song like "Two Weeks?" What did you take away from making it?
"Two Weeks" gave me the opportunity to heal emotionally. I have had a lot of traumatic events happen in my life, and I usually can't process my feelings right away. The takeaway from this song is that I may have gotten my heart broken many times, but I am stronger than I think. I deserve to be loved by someone that loves me just as much as I love them.
What do you want your audience to experience when hearing "Two Weeks?" Do you hope this song helps them move forward on their personal journey to clarity?
I want my audience to listen to "Two Weeks" for the first time just to enjoy the beat and the catchiness of the song. The second time they listen to it, I want listeners to pay attention to the lyrics and see if they can relate to the song. It is a very relatable song if you have been broken up with or if you have been in any romantic relationship at one point in time. I would love to hear that the "Two Weeks" single provided comfort to listeners and helped them heal and move forward from heartbreak.
What's next for you?
My next move is to make an EP album with a grant I recently received. I love making music and sharing it with people. This is the first time that I will have help funding my dream project. There is definitely more music to be released this upcoming year.