Originally written lamenting the time spent away from her best friend while touring, Naaz’s new single ‘Mute Love’ addresses that and the positivity that unrelenting friendships, like that one, can have.
“Mute Love’ is a song about the bright side of missing somebody,” she explains, “it is when you do not need to physically be present, in order to be heard, seen and touched.”
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We’ve all got those friendships that run so deep they manage to survive months of being apart. Often they rely upon an unspoken mutual understanding that you’ve got each other, no matter what, sometimes threads and threads of text messages keep their warm embrace alive and as we’re realising now more than ever, the novelty of a video call cannot be underestimated.
The track has since grown in meaning for the singer/songwriter, whose previous work seeks to address inequalities of all kinds, often drawing on her experiences growing up in a strict Kurdish household and as well as the support from LGBTQ+ community where she has found some of her most passionate fans.
“The lyrics gained more meaning for me after it motivated me to leave a toxic situation in my life that had affected me greatly,” she adds. “The way ‘Mute Love’ sounds and makes me feel, helped my grief as it reminded me of what true love really is, and what it is not. To me, love isn’t about giving, it is not even about being present, it is simply about knowing you are there, even when it is not expressed, even when it is mute – it is still love.”– NAAZ
Naaz spent last year promoting and releasing her acclaimed second EP the beautiful struggle. Live is where Naaz breaks out of every box you’d expect, playing three sold-out shows in Amsterdam, supporting Hayley Kiyoko and Melanie Martinez across Europe plus an Electric sold-out London headline show. Based in Holland, she channels her raw passion and emotion into her music, most of which begins life in her bedroom studio.