Kynsy, the solo project of 23-year-old Irish multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Ciara Lindsey, has shared a new single called ‘Mr Nice Guy’. Co-produced by Kynsy and James Dring (Gorillaz, Jamie T, Sorry), the track arrives with an accompanying video directed by Dave Fox and Conor Donoghue. Check it out below.
“It’s a song about money and working and having one of those horrible bosses who tells you he’s trying to be ‘the nice guy’ while he goes through you outside on the street,” Kynsy explained in a press release. “It’s mostly based on an encounter I had in a waitressing job. I suppose there is a message in there about the power of empathy and kindness in how you deal with people.”
She added: “The video echoes a lot of the themes in the song just pushed to an extreme level. Working with Dave and Conor we created a surreal world that’s really colourful but eerie at the same time. The master [me!] is on a constant power trip and forces her minions to endure some pretty awful treatment for her own gratification. To honour the positive message in the song we get to see how treating people like this will come back to bite you one way or another.”
‘Mr Nice Guy’ marks the first new music from Kynsy since the release of her debut EP, Things That Don’t Exist, in January of this year.