Today, we are talking about the next major folk-pop music sensation, Maisie Peters, who is taking the music industry by storm. Whether you want the songs that reflect what you are experiencing in life or evoke memories of warm summer days, Maisie is the one to keep an eye on!
The One To Watch
Maisie Peters, a 20-year-old singer-songwriter, combines her unique style with young millennial sensibilities. She has enjoyed tremendous success thanks to her exceptional storytelling abilities and candid, catchy pop music that won’t fade from your memory for a long time. From sold-out headline shows to hundreds of millions of streams, Maisie sure knows a thing or two about creating a hit song.
Every note she sings conveys vulnerability using a lens of heartbreak, love, and life’s ups and downs. She has gained an army of loyal and supportive fans who relate to everything she encounters. Her music is a respite of comfort and understanding for so many people around the world, and of course, it’s reassuring to know you’re not alone with your feelings.
With numerous hit singles and two stunning EPs under her belt, her debut album You Signed Up For This is finally releasing in August, featuring some of the fan-favorite songs as well as new and unanticipated gems.
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Maisie Peters has cultivated a fan base that includes major artists such as Taylor Swift, Niall Horan, Lauv, Lewis Capaldi, JP Saxe, and many more. With Ed Sheeran signing her to Gingerbread Records, her list just got even longer. Additionally, the duo wrote a song called ‘Psycho’ for Peters’ upcoming debut album. Apart from celebrity endorsements, Maisie has been quite successful on her own. She has accumulated half a billion streams worldwide without ever releasing a full album and has sold out major venues like Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London. She was also planning to join Niall Horan on tour, but the pandemic put an end to that plan.
To celebrate her incredible achievements, today, we are going to have a quick rundown of our favorite music videos by Maisie Peters!
‘John Hughes Movie’
With a hook that will surely make your feet tap, ‘John Hughes Movie’ is a euphoric pop single dripping with 80s vibes. It’s something exciting, thrilling, and melodramatic that you want to hear this summer. Draped in a gorgeous red gown, Maisie exudes the energy of the main character. She is seeking the attention of a guy she likes, not knowing if he even knows she is there. With plenty of the ’80s and Quentin Tarantino influences, this video has it all: cheerleaders, zombies, skateboards, and a heart that’s been ripped out. Check out the video below to see what the unexpected twist is!
Maisie’s music has always been about contrast and range of emotions and sonics. It evokes all the emotions in just the right proportions and makes us want to sing and dance. John Hughes has created some of the most iconic films in cinema history, including The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Maid in Manhattan, and many more. But contrary to movies with happy endings, this video forces us to face our pessimistic view of love, which feels so honest, vulnerable, and authentic as life doesn’t always go as planned.
‘Psycho’ is Maisie’s first release since signing to Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records, and the second single from her debut album You Signed Up For This. Featuring a poignant chorus and quirky production, Maisie ruminates on gaslighting, toxic relationships, and exes. In the style of a full-length film, the music video follows Maisie as she masterminds a plan to confuse her cheating partner by enlisting a rotating group of women to play her. The dramatic story depicts someone who’s caught up in their own web of lies and seems unaffected by the pain they cause to others. Since everyone has faced this dilemma at least once in their lives, the idea doesn’t seem so far-fetched!
“You were my best nights and worst fights and couldn’t care less.
You were my gold rush to cold touch favorite ex”.
With this aptly titled and fan-favorite track, Maisie takes a trip down memory lane while getting inspiration from her former favorite person. As another excellent delivery, this song hit us right where it hurts and makes us feel vulnerable. It stirs up our memories of a former lover who still holds a special place in our hearts even if we don’t admit it. In addition to being moved by the emotions, we loved the innovative concept surrounding the lyric video. In this video, Maisie cleverly depicts the lyrics in different ways using Apple notes, Twitter, Snapchat, and YouTube references, making it easy to follow and entertaining to watch.
Maisie has candidly conveyed her emotions through the use of acoustic strings and incredibly relatable lyrics. The storyline is so well-matched that we can’t help but feel a rush of emotions inside. See for yourself below if you don’t believe us.
‘This Is On You’
“Now you wanna be friends. Always sad on weekends.
And I was your pick-me-up. And I would say pick me up. But not anymore”
Maisie Peters, this is heaven! This song is a perfect sad party girl anthem. Her previous songs possess an emotional depth and a raw storytelling quality that are heartbreaking yet comforting. But this post-breakup song is not your typical tear-jerking heartbreak anthem. Instead, it is about standing your ground and taking care of yourself, not letting someone trample on you. It is not worth it to have them around you because they hurt you. As much as it hurts, it also empowers you in such a powerful way.
We absolutely loved the concept behind the music video. As if to illustrate how hard it is to break ties with someone toxic in your life, she was unable to avoid those phone calls. The people you previously took for granted are suddenly desperate to talk to you again. The video has an engaging storyline which is rare to see these days in music videos.
“Did my best babe, and you threw it all.
Did all I could do. And you need me now but I’m clocking out.
This is on you”.
‘Sad Girl Summer’
“She’s a vodka-coke unsteady/ So we’re secretly staging an intervention”
It is yet another example of Maisie’s exceptional talent and creativity, which is evident in everything she does. It’s funny how we thought this music video would be another tearjerker, but instead, it’s the celebration of girl power, friendship, and self-love. She wants to tell you to stop crying over a sucker who has done nothing to deserve your tears. The song is an ode to all those who stick by your side throughout life, no matter if it gets challenging. Featuring Maisie and her best friends laughing and supporting each other, the music video is so wholesome and fun to watch, reflecting on the positive aspects rather than breakup sorrows. Adding this tune to your summer playlist is a definite must!
“So high, feel I am floating/ So good that I’m outta my head/
So long, baby, I was hurting/ You make it better again/
Oh, we got caught in the moment/ And I’ll lay with you all night/
So good that now I’m hoping/ You’ll hold me down for life“
As always, the beautiful words of Maisie Peters stung our hearts. Undoubtedly, one of the most unquestionably catchy songs by Maisie, ‘Adore You’ is about being overwhelmed by love. It is a bopping toe-tapper about the joy of a new relationship, and the music video follows a similar plotline. While exuberant about the new feeling, Maisie fantasizes about a date with her special someone (portrayed by a mannequin, yes, you heard us.) The chorus is incredibly uplifting, and the guitar and finger click seamlessly blend with lyrics tinged with euphoria. Maisie shines in moments where she seamlessly combines both her pop and folk tendencies. Using an acoustic guitar with pop progressions, she created a stunning fusion heavily inspired by the spellbinding works of Carly Rae Jepsen and Taylor Swift.
“Call me from the bathroom when you’re low, we’ll stay young until we wanna be old”
How can someone have such perfect lyrics every time, create a visually appealing video, and be so talented at the same time? Maisie Peters has an enthralling songwriting style which is evident in ‘Stay Young,’ a song that reflects the joy and bittersweet feelings that come with adulting. It celebrates the beginning of something marvelous while making a promise to our friends that no matter how far apart we are, our bond will never fade. The song accompanies a music video described as a “dreamy secret garden fairy tale 70s old house jungle chic.” We watch Maisie hanging out with her friends and a cute kitty and everyone dresses like the late 80s. The video possesses a timeless quality and nails the aesthetic as first envisioned.
Are you excited about her upcoming album? Which is your favorite music video by Maisie Peters? We would love to hear from you! Let us know by commenting down below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP! We are also on Facebook and Instagram!
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