This EP holds inside a very intimate and personal sound, one which will captivate you from the start. “Bad” is an ode to being broken, and making amends with it, hoping to find the strength to overcome and find beauty within us once more. LISTEN NOW!
Hello my friends! It’s your boy MadZen and, man, am I excited to be here with you again. Today we have a very unique and intimate EP that mixes Soul, Pop and just a bit of R&B! A 6 track album that’s all about empowerment, brought to us by this LA artist! So lets get to it!
As mentioned above, “Bad” comes with six deeply personal tracks that talk about feeling broken, or being left with the hubris of somebody else’s mischief. All these situations we’ve all been through, so it should be easy to relate with it!
“Feeling irreparably broken was a big part of my life for a lot of it. My EP is an exploration in reframing that.” – Maria Weissman
So, in case you missed it, Maria had already released two singles here in the blog, which are in fact included in the EP. Kill a Ghost and Cool Girl were Maria’s stellar releases before putting “Bad” out on Bandcamp (Please note that Bandcamp is the only place you can hear or get your copy).
To talk about the EP I would use words like humane, vulnerable, honest, and deeply personal. It has a very warm vibe to it, as if you were listening to it in your own living room. There are very little elements in each song, which include piano, double bass, cello, keyboards, acoustic and electric guitars, and of course vocals. But each element shines in their own way and gives life to every track. Specially the drums, which are performed and mixed in a very natural way. My god, do they sound good.
You will find tracks like Fragments, Fool For You, Bad, and the superb finale Devil’s Demands. All of which talk about insecurity (worrying about not being enough, or actually being a bad person), the prison of perfectionism (acknowledging your full, authentic self – good and bad), or even just having a crush on a fboy/girl. Haha!
I’m sure there’s a track for each of you, either way I hope this EP inspires you to connect with yourself and accept you just the way you are. Its easy to find beauty in Maria’s broken voice, so go ahead and get your copy!
“You can feel broken and bad and that’s okay. It’s not a fatal flaw. Hopefully, you heal from it and come out stronger, better, and with a depth that’s beautiful in and of itself.” – Maria Weissman
Don’t forget to support this project and to follow on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube, and Spotify. You can also check out her official website. If you enjoy this music and are able to provide monetary support, you might consider downloading it on Bandcamp.
You can obviously find it in the following Playlists: Less Than 1,000 Followers, Fresh Singles, Indie Only, Alterindie State Of Mind, Female Rising Stars, 12 New Songs This Week, Sickest & Dopest, Unknown but Essentials!, and Debut Bands (Off The Radar).
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