Toronto-based singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist MorMor may be wary of making it big, but his humble beginnings are paving the way. After dropping his critically-acclaimed Heaven’s Only Wishful EP in 2018 and gaining millions of Spotify streams when the likes of Daniel Caesar starting sharing his single, 27 year old Seth Nyquist a.k.a. MorMor is back with the release of his much anticipated Some Place Else EP. Listening to MorMor’s Some Place Else EP feels like you’re awake inside a lush and ethereal dream. In this 6 track project, there’s something deeply human Nyquist captures so gracefully while staying true to his signature sound. Both raw and polished, Some Place Else plays out like the soundtrack of our generation; a ‘calling out’ to the zeitgeist, and to the deeply melancholic questions that fill the hearts and minds of youth today. It’s in the mastery of his lyricism that MorMor’s inquisitive mind is realized.
“I wrote these songs during a time where I couldn’t shake my demons. I was forced to confront what I had been masking in smiles and metaphor. It was a long winter,” says MorMor of the release.
For MorMor, music was always that thing he just needed to do. “I use imagination, I go inward [to create]. The world and people are what influences everything but it has to come naturally. It’s chasing feelings, really. There’s not a right chord progression, it could be the same chord progression on a Tuesday that works on a Thursday. It’s a moment” explains MorMor on how he cultivates inspiration, “I think a lot of it comes from listening to yourself”.
Indeed, Some Place Else marks another triumph for the rise of MorMor. This winter may have been long, but the warmth of the sun is shining along the horizon.
Indeed, Some Place Else marks another triumph for the rise of MorMor. This winter may have been long, but the warmth of the sun is shining along the horizon. You can stream MorMor’s Some Place Else EP on Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud, and Youtube.