Acclaimed singer-songwriter Maisie Peters has concocted an alluring potion on her sophomore release, The Good Witch. A follow-up to her debut, You Signed Up for This, the project showcases her evolution from love songs to breakup anthems.
The project opens with the glittering song, “The Good Witch.” The title track introduces a record-long exploration of introspection and self-reflection versus the observation and maturation heard on her debut.
The album continues on to cast its spell with tracks like “BSC,” “Therapy,” and her current riotous single, “Run,” drawing inspiration from the works of Joan Didion, J. M. Barrie, Greek mythology, and Western movies.
Maisie’s conversational storytelling is highlighted in “The Band and I.” The ode to her group reflects on their unforgettable journey over the past year.
“My drummer fell for a girl in a cookie shop. He said he’d make a move, and then he went with excuse me. Came a boy and left a man. Got to give it to the band, greatest one in Oregon.” Poetic lyrics like these invite listeners to escape into her imagination and realities.
Commenting on the new album created alongside Oscar GörresD (Taylor Swift, Troye Sivan), Two Inch Punch (Sam Smith, Jessie Ware), Matias Tellez (girl in red), Brad Ellis (Jorja Smith, Little Mix), Joe Rubel (Ed Sheeran, Tom Grennan) and Elvira Anderfjärd (Tove Lo, Katy Perry), Maisie explains, “This is my heart and soul, my blood on the page, the collection of stories that I’ve managed to capture in the past year. A true chronicle of my life in recent history, it is my own twisted version of a breakup album and it all draws upon the same couple of months’ worth of experiences and inspirations. It ducks and weaves between the real and surreal, and centers my own universe, of which I am of course the keeper of the keys and the holder of the cards – the good witch, if you will. It goes from light to dark in the flip of a switch and I hope takes you on a journey whereby the end you feel like you’ve gotten lost in someone else’s planet for a bit.”
The jewels of The Good Witch are “You’re Just A Boy (And I’m Kinda The Man),” “Lost The Breakup,” and “Body Better.” All three songs are powerful in their message and melody. In “Body Better,” Maisie wrestles with being replaced, while “You’re Just A Boy (And I’m Kinda The Man)” and “Lost The Breakup” are realizations of self-worth.
Once you’ve learned all the lyrics to this stunning project, you can sing along with Maisie on her upcoming “The Good Witch Comes to North America” tour kicking off on August 7th at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN. Select venues have been upgraded, and multiple shows have already sold out. She will be supporting select dates of Ed Sheeran’s Mathematics tour in North America. For tickets and more information on Maisie’s upcoming North American tour please visit, www.maisiepeters.co.uk.
Maisie Peters is in her witching hour with no expiration in sight.