Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Overview: Maisie Peters’ Sophomore Album ‘The Good Witch’ Is Magical & Flawless


Maisie Peters’ sophomore studio album ‘The Good Witch’ is cohesive and exquisite. Every track is its personal story, however collectively they create a magical story. One we plan to revisit time and time once more.
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You know the sensation you get once you’re listening to an album for the primary time and also you simply know the songs this album holds are ones you may be revisiting for the remainder of your life? Just like the consolation of a favourite film or tv present. It doesn’t occur usually, however when it does, it’s magic. Which is becoming, as a result of that’s how we felt after listening to the magically coated second studio album by Maisie Peters, The Good Witch. It’s an album we plan to revisit time and time once more.

'The Good Witch' album artwork - Maisie Peters
‘The Good Witch’ album art work – Maisie Peters

“I wished there to be a sort of enchantment to it,” Peters tells Atwood Journal, “to make an album that can outline mine and my fan’s youth. It’s about feeling huge and daring — fairly actually, within the case of the art work. It’s all true, however in the best way I share it, it’s additionally fairly surreal.”

From the nippiness inducing the title observe that completely units the desk, to the intestine punch that’s “Need You Again” and the tale-turning “Wendy”; from comfortable tears for “The Band and I” to a track that’s going to do huge issues “BSC” and eventually one of the crucial highly effective we’ve heard “Historical past of Man” and every part in between, Peters has actually carried out it with this album. There’s something for everybody and but every track is weaved collectively by a single thread.

Cohesive and exquisite, The Good Witch is Peters’ most intentional work up to now.

From a younger artist who we’ve all the time admired, from her days of her 2018 EP Dressed Too Good for a Jacket all the best way to her getting signed by Ed Sheeran’s label and opening for his stadium tour, Peters continues to sharpen her instruments and make her mark on the world. This album will you’ll want to depart an enormous one. Under is our evaluate.

In talking with Peters previously, we’ve bonded over the significance of lyrics. She has defined how she places care into each single phrase she locations into her songs. For that cause, we made it a degree to tug out a few of our favourite lyrics from this album within the evaluate under.

Maisie Peters © Alice Moitié
Maisie Peters © Alice Moitié

Inside The Good Witch

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The Good Witch

Maisie Peters is the reigning queen of observe one. We mentioned it with “You Signed Up For This” on her debut album, and though it appeared that may be arduous to high, by some means she’s carried out it with “The Good Witch.” It’s a sentimental and highly effective intro, reminding listeners of who she is whereas making ready them for the journey of The Good Witch. A correct album, with a considerate starting, finish and center will be arduous to return by in 2023, however it’s crystal clear with even these first two minutes and thirty seven seconds, Peters’ has put an immense quantity of care into crafting this story for her listeners.

Nonetheless me right here, d’you suppose I forgot about you
Nonetheless upset however now I’m twenty two
Nonetheless Decoy, nonetheless a great witch along with her tea
Nonetheless bitter, nonetheless don’t play the black keys
Nonetheless desires to politely and correctly warn you

She continues,

When all I do is consider the previous
Make it a universe which you could reside in
You wanna hear from all of the folks in my coronary heart
Effectively okay, when it kicks in

What kicks in on the finish of the observe is a set of recordings encapsulating the recollections that went into creating The Good Witch, full with a roaring crowd chanting “Maisie, Maisie” on repeat. A chilling finish to trace one among this album and an exquisite reflection of every part she has carried out that has lifted her to the extent of success she sees now, and can proceed to see.

Watch

We’ve mentioned this earlier than and with the work of The Good Witch we’re tripling down. Peters is a lyrical genius. “Watch” begins in essentially the most self-deprecating, sincere means with,

Telling the broad net that that is my period
Then writing a number of heartbroken music
No one really comfortable and wholesome
Has ever felt so determined to show it

She shares in her instagram of the track, “I actually did tweet ‘in my fame period’ after which proceeded to jot down half a dozen songs about how unhappy and silly I felt, which is deeply humorous in hindsight.” Peters has all the time written gut-punching bridges. What is obvious with The Good Witch is that she now can be giving us mic-drop outros, such because the one in “Watch.”

Now you’re dwelling the goddamn dream,
have a golden star, this one’s totally free
Coz you broke my coronary heart and my self worth
For a woman who’s a remix of me
However I assume you bought every part you need, and I simply watch
Maisie Peters © Alice Moitié
Maisie Peters © Alice Moitié

Need You Again

Taylor Swift has taught us that observe 5 is the heartbreak track. Maisie Peters has delivered us a observe 5 with “Need You Again.” She explains that, There are a number of kinds of heartbreak, however fairly presumably the worst sort of heartbreak is when you realize the particular person isn’t proper and you realize it’ll by no means work out, however you continue to can’t assist what you’re feeling. You continue to need them again. And these could make for essentially the most stunning songs. Peters explains, “I’m a Swifty and an enormous Lorde fan, however I additionally come from a era of ladies who grew up studying Twilight again and again. There may be nothing extra romantic

than heartbreak. There may be in all probability a perverse facet of me that enjoys the great thing about it, of discovering it extra romantic to harm than to simply accept and let go. Hilariously, a number of this album is written about anyone I used to be with for not even two months. I used to be obsessed. And I’ll merrily say that, as a result of I’m not anymore.”

Discovered myself a lover that made every part rhyme
Slept underneath your covers it made every part proper
Yeah I used to be the dj and the darling of your passenger facet
So I do know that you simply did unhealthy
But when another particular person says it, I would go mad
Yeah I do know it didn’t final
And what was low cost to you, to me was all I had
The difficulty is I do know all this and I, I nonetheless need you again

The Band and I

“The Band and I” is so particular. It’s the Virtually Well-known adjoining track of the album. It’s the “Lengthy Stay” second. It’s Peters taking a second to precise how grateful she is for every part she has labored so arduous to attain and the individuals who have helped her obtain it. That is additionally a type of songs that paints such a transparent image, you may nearly see every part she’s singing about. That is certain to be one which might be magical to listen to reside.

It was a far-flung want
after we had been younger,
now we’re dwelling the dream
and I hope we by no means get up

The album continues with “You’re Only a Boy” which just about appears like a thesis for the album. The lyrics communicate for themselves,

I’m on a a technique journey to take over the world
You may’ve come, however your head’s within the sand
What’s a woman gonna do when she’s in love with you
However you’re only a boy and I’m kinda the person

Subsequent is “Misplaced the Breakup,” which has been out on the earth for a while now, however we’d be remiss if we didn’t take a second for these lyrics,

So I’m feeling and I’m dealing
with the guts you broke
When you do press ups, and repress us,
and take off her garments

Wendy

“Wendy” is a favourite on The Good Witch. It’s a story that’s all too widespread, but not instructed sufficient. It’s such a testomony to Peters’ creativity: When the remainder of the world sees Peter Pan, she sees Wendy. It’s simple to see the completely different paths your life may take. And for lots of people, it’s simple to mildew to make your self match into another person’s life – particularly if you happen to love them. This could result in you forgetting who you actually are and what you actually need. Peters’ noticed Wendy’s story and along with her songwriting, has turned it into one thing really stunning.

She says of the track, “It felt like I used to be actually writing for girls; that feeling of understanding you may love somebody and be affected person and simply wait till they’re prepared, but additionally understanding deep down that it’s not what’s proper. That’s an vital message to me and my buddies. It’s a actual track for the women.”

Take the hand and go together with him, be the clock that he watches
Wait till he will get bored and wanders again to the forest
Lose the world that you simply reside in, faux that it’s what you wished
It’s a life, I may have, I do know

The album continues with “Run” which is actually an Andy Anderson fashion “How To” information for avoiding heartbreak and never avoiding pink flags.

If he calls you up, say he’s so in love
and it’s been one week you higher, run!
Maisie Peters © Alice Moitié
Maisie Peters © Alice Moitié

Two Weeks In the past

Subsequent we have now “Two Weeks In the past” which has additionally been in our airwaves for a number of weeks. The latest single to be launched for The Good Witch.  Peters shines as equally in her witty lyricism and pop-anthems as she does in her stripped down ballads. “Two Weeks In the past” is melodically stunning. Peters vocals are uncooked and slicing, the best way she sings the track breaks your coronary heart as a lot because the lyrics do. This observe is a spotlight within the album. Easy in its nature, however so timeless and intentional.

You had been falling quick, I used to be holding again
And I cherished you babe, however I wager you knew that
The track was true and the sky was black
God I want it was two weeks in the past

BSC 

“BSC” is THE track of the album. We take a pointy flip from “Two Weeks In the past” to the track that’s “BSC.” The Maisie Peters followers world wide are going to lose their minds to this track. It is going to be unimaginable to not sing this on the high of your lungs when, hopefully, listening to it reside. You actually need to take heed to it to know, however we really feel assured in saying verse two of this observe is likely one of the greatest written verses we’ve ever heard,

I stored it in however it wrecked my organs
So pour the gin, and name Graham Norton
I’m gonna throw you down the river
Your mum can watch it over dinner
Golden boy you dropped the ball
I’m Annie Fucking Corridor
In the event you don’t love me, what was April
You performed a recreation however I run the desk
Mr I Don’t Need A Label
You Made Me Little Miss Unstable and it

The refrain is available in,

Broke me huge time
It’s humorous and I’m laughing child
You suppose I’m alright
However I’m really bloody
motherf***ing batshit loopy

There It Goes

As we close to the top of the album Peters provides us “There It Goes,” which in a number of methods appears like arising for air. It’s nearly as if every part she’s gone by previously 13 tracks is okay, as a result of she’s made it by to the opposite facet. One other iconic outro leads us out of this track and into the ultimate observe.

A brand new house, a swan dive, a clean web page, a rewrite
A black cat within the streetlights, an open door
The comedown of closure, the women and I do yoga
I get up and it’s October, the loss is yours
Brick Lane within the brisk chilly, and pink wine on his hip bone
The witching hours of Stockholm that you simply received’t see
Sunflowers within the kitchen, a heartbreak in remission
The universe is shifting and it’s all for me
All for me

Maisie Peters © Alice Moitié
Maisie Peters © Alice Moitié

Historical past of Man

The ultimate observe, “Historical past Of Man” is essentially the most highly effective observe on this document. It’s arduous to imagine at 23 Peters’ has so poetically captured the plague of heartbreak and love. The variations between women and men and the way our variations result in a lot strife. For so long as tales have been instructed, males have been those to go away when issues get arduous and girls have been those that do every part they’ll to make it work.

Ladies’s hearts are deadly weapons
Did you maintain mine and really feel threatened?

It’s unusual that this all-too-common phenomenon hasn’t been put right into a track for us till now, however we’re glad it was Peters that did it, as a result of she did it flawlessly.

I’ve seen it, within the poems and the sands
I’ve pleaded, with the powers and their plans
I attempted to rewrite it however I can’t, it’s the historical past, the historical past of man
I keep up, you’re sleeping like a lamb
I urge you, and also you don’t perceive
I maintain on, I attempt to maintain your hand
I prevent a seat and you then say you wanna stand
So that you’ll lose me, the perfect you’ll ever have
It’s the historical past, the historical past of man

The Good Witch is now yours! Take pleasure in it, and be part of Maisie Peters on the North America leg of The Good Witch tour beginning in August.

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