Cy is the solo project of 26-year-old Swedish singer-songwriter, Amanda Cygnaeus. Not too long ago, she released an appealing audiovisual for her debut single, entitled, “My Name Next To Yours.”
Cy – “My Name Next To Yours” music video
“I wanted the video to symbolize this pull between looking back at your relationship with loving eyes and simultaneously feeling like sh*t about it. The struggle between beauty and pain and that whole cluster of ambivalent feelings when you’re trying to control your mind, which literally feels like being knocked straight in the face.” – Cy explained
‘My Name Next to Yours’ finds Cy shedding light on herself for the first time. The empowering tune calls for self-respect after a severe breakup, as well as wondering if you’re the only one thinking about the past. Also, the song was written as a post-breakup reminder to stop romanticizing over an ex-lover.
‘My Name Next to Yours’ contains a post-relationship-based narrative, ear-pleasing vocals, and tuneful melodies. The heart-wrenching tune possesses guitar-driven instrumentation flavored with an alternative-pop vibration. Furthermore, “My Name Next To Yours” serves as a wonderful introduction to what listeners can expect to hear from Cy in the near future.
“How do you feel right now when you hear my name next to yours?”
“I wrote ‘My Name Next to Yours’ after my first real heartbreak, back when me and my ex-girlfriend broke up. I have a tendency to either romanticize the past or worry about the future. So this was a way of reminding myself of what the relationship was really like and the fact that she ditched me. Kind of ‘how dare you?’ but at the same time feeling okay ‘cause you know that you just weren’t right for each other. I had built up those emotions for a while, so the song literally flew out of me.” – Cy explained
Cy was born in London and grew up in Stockholm. She wrote her first song at the age of nine, about wanting to go to heaven to spend time with the angels. A young girl’s way of processing the feelings surrounding her mother’s passing. She and her dad bonded and comforted each other through music, and songwriting has since been a way of empowering herself. Her fragile stories about relationships and broken hearts are all collected from her iPhone-diary.
“I’ve been hoping that you know I’m something precious to lose.”
“Music has always been my way of empowering myself. I’ve kept a diary every day since I was a kid and have about 2000 notes in my iPhone. This is where I constantly go back to understand myself, and this mess tends to end up in my songs.” – Cy stated
Cy spent many years songwriting for some of contemporary pop’s most prominent names. She worked behind the scenes between LA, London, and Stockholm with artists such as LÉON, Iggy Azalea, Paloma Faith, Soleima, and Icona Pop.
“My Name Next To Yours” single
“First I think of your eyes, then I remember the crying. Got harder and harder to apologize, passion turned into fighting. First I think of your lips, then I remember you say it. You’ve lost all your feelings, nothing left to fix. Was that last, ‘I love you,’ just fake? For a second, I was thinking that you met someone new. ‘Cause not too long ago, you said nobody loves like I do. I’ve been hoping that you know I’m something precious to lose. Like that would help somehow.” – lyrics
‘My Name Next to Yours’ was written by Cy, John Martin, and Michel Zitron, the brains behind the Swedish House Mafia’s big break with “Don’t You Worry Child” and “Save the World”, as well as Avicii’s “Fade into Darkness.” Also, the song was co-produced by Richard Zastenker and Johannes Klahr, who received a 2020 Grammy nomination for Lady Gaga’s “Chromatica.”
We recommend adding Cy’s “My Name Next To Yours” single to your favorite playlist. Also, let us know how you feel in the comment section below. Mel Blanc’s famous catchphrase, “That’s All Folks!” Thanks for reading another great article on Bong Mines Entertainment, and always remember that (P) Positive, (E) Energy, (A) Always, (C) Creates, (E) Elevation (P.E.A.C.E).