Premiere: MOZË’s Breathtaking “Would You Be Mine” Aches with Love, Loss, & Longing

MOZË © Kate Marshall
MOZË © Kate Marshall
Australian artist MOZË’s beautifully intimate and breathtakingly raw new single “Would You Be Mine” channels hot, heavy pop-soul balladry into an eruption of love, longing, fragility, and inner turmoil.
Stream: “Would You Be Mine” – MOZË

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The song captures our intrinsic longing for partnership and connection, and the portraits that our minds create throughout the endeavor.

Would you be my darling, and take me home?” MOZË asks at the top of her new single, pain erupting out of her tender voice. “[Would you] hold me crying all night long?” Yearning and desire spill out of every pore as the Australian artist bears her soul in song, aching from the inside out. To have love is to know what it means to lose love; to fully appreciate its wondrous presence is to understand the life-draining emptiness left in its absence.

And here MOZË is – heart torn, lovelorn, lost in a dream. Beautifully intimate and breathtakingly raw, “Would You Be Mine” channels hot, heavy pop-soul balladry into an eruption of love, longing, fragility, and inner turmoil. It’s an emotional upheaval of seismic proportions; a no-holds-barred outpouring from the artist’s innermost sanctum.

In short, this music hurts in the very best of ways.

MOZË - 'Would You Be Mine' Artwork
Would You Be Mine – MOZË
Would you be my darling,
And take me home,
Hold me Crying
All night long
Order some wine in
And make me laugh.
Would you be my someone,
that I can count on?
Oh, loving you is easy.
When you’re made up
And if it makes me crazy
That’s fair enough.
Well, I got standards baby,
I’m all grown up.
If diamonds are forever,
Then I’ll dig them up!

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Would You Be Mine,” the stunning second single of the year from Yorta Yorta/Wangaratta-based artist and producer MOZË – her fifth career song release. Arriving on the heels of May’s groovy, smoldering, disco-ready dance-pop single “Albert St.” (which was red-hot in a very different way), “Would You Be Mine” highlights MOZË’s predilection for balladry – a realm she’s proven time and again to be her not-so-secret superpower.

MOZË © Kate Marshall
MOZË © Kate Marshall



Produced by MOZË herself and ARIA Award Winning producer Stephen Mowet (PEZ, Ali Barter), “Would You Be Mine” is a brooding, melancholy slow-burner, sung from the perspective of someone longing to be loved. “Would you let me love you, and fall right in?” she sings in the second verse, getting straight to the point with her unseen subject. “I will show you… where I’ve been.”

Would you let me love you,
and fall right in
I will show you,
Where I’ve been
Tell me everything,
And I will listen.
I want nothing,
less than your loving
Cause everything is easy.
When you’re made up
And if it makes me crazy
That’s fair enough.
Well, I got standards baby,
I’m all grown up.
If diamonds are forever,
Then I’ll dig them up!

A heavy piano and charged drums lay an immersive, intoxicating foundation, upon which MOZË pours her heart and soul through her deeply emotive lyrics and searing, spellbinding vocal performance. The anthems and pop songs may be more “fun” at times, but this ballad is, without a doubt, the Aussie artist’s strongest performance yet: An unfiltered and unapologetic showcase of her pure talents. She inhabits the world of this heart-aching romantic, embodying an all-too familiar feeling of being so close, yet so far away from your special someone.

Or rather, the idea of your someone special – for in this song’s case, it’s all just make-believe; a figment of her imagination.

“I wanted the writing to be fantastical and passionate because in the end the love story is only a daydream,” MOZË tells Atwood Magazine. “The love doesn’t exist, but the expectation and the hope for it does.”

“The song captures our intrinsic longing for partnership and connection, and the portraits that our minds create throughout the endeavor.”

My whole world will end
If you’re not by my side
Baby I’m too far in
So don’t get left behind
I feel confident
When you make me smile
It’s too bad I’m dreamin’
Cause damn, that sounds nice.
MOZË © Kate Marshall
MOZË © Kate Marshall



In short, this is MOZË’s attempt at bringing to life the archetype of love – and damn, if she hasn’t succeeded on all fronts. Of course, the only thing better than an archetype is the real thing, and there’s a big difference between having loving and not having it. We feel the weight of love’s absence throughout her song, and it’s even more pronounced in the “Would You Be Mine” music video, directed, produced and edited by Annabel Mactaggart, and also edited by Melissa Nicholson.

In the video, we watch as dancers Sarah Whiter and Phoenix Rowe intertwine and disentangle, with Rowe often acting as a vessel for support for Whiter’s movements; he disappears for a time as she dances on her own, and we feel what that lack of another body means for Whiter’s dancing; she has the spotlight to herself, but has far fewer tools, poses, and movements at her disposal. Upon his return, the pair coalesce in a seductive climax that celebrates their union, with that deeper inner connection powerfully depicted through the duo’s own sheer physicality.

MOZË sees the visual as an enhancement of her song; she calls it “the dream state of a young woman, exploring the journey of reminiscing on past trust, ultimately depicts a universal experience: the private romanticization of lovers who are no longer in our lives.”

Would you be my darling
And take me home
Hold me crying
All night long
Order some wine in
And make me laugh
Would you be my someone?
MOZË © Kate Marshall
MOZË © Kate Marshall



Whether or not you have love right here and now, there’s no denying the intense emotional impact of “Would You Be Mine.” MOZË’s fifth career song hits hard and leaves a lasting mark as she sings her heart out, delivering a breathtaking, gut-wrenching expression of intimacy, desire, and longing.

Stream the beautifully tender “Would You Be Mine” exclusively on Atwood Magazine, and stay tuned for more from this singular, rising talent!

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Stream: “Would You Be Mine” – MOZË

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