Morgan Melbourne! Welcome to Buzz Music and thank you for being here. We love your song "Little Puppet, Dysphoria". What inspired you to write this dark tune?
Hello, and thank you so much for this opportunity and for listening to my song! What appears to be a tune that turns towards a darker subject is actually something that most of us battle on a daily basis: consistently masking our fears within our own mind. Unknowingly, there are times we can become our own catalyst and trap ourselves in our heads.
This song has a unique ability to incite fear in its listeners. What was your intention when writing this song?
I wanted to be honest with the description of how we view ourselves in front of what scares us most. In this particular case, the song tells a story of someone fighting their own mind, creating a sense of insanity. To avoid facing their own buried fears, they try to console it with an addiction to their choosing to avoid confrontation with themselves.
Very rarely do we hear music that manages to be fearsome and scary, without losing its form. How did you manage to create this well-balanced tune?
I wanted to create something that seemed a little bit of an oxymoron. To build this balance, the sense of mania is created with dance-like upbeat instrumentation, which depicts the opposite feeling of dysphoria with oneself. Writing the song in minor helped to describe the dysfunction in the person’s mind as they are panicking.
You are a classically trained pianist with many accomplishments under your belt, as well as a busy director and teacher. When in the future can we expect more music from you?
Definitely more exploration in various genres that for sure! Just continuously building curiosity for what’s out there!
What can we expect to see next from Morgan Melbourne?
There will be a few more singles released in the near future, which I’m really excited about!
Stream "Little Puppet, Dysphoria" here.