Maeve Steele

  • Maeve Steele
  • 2020-03-30

Maeve Steele’s latest release is ‘No Control’ — the first single from her upcoming sophomore project. The song is the follow-up to to her self-titled debut EP, featuring the tracks ‘Real’ and ‘Tourist’. We caught up with Maeve to find out more about her new music.

‘No Control’ is all about taking agency over the little things in life and finding fun in them.

First up, tell us about yourself - what got you into music?
I grew up in a very musical household - I started violin around age four so I always had a strong foundation of the technical side of music. When I picked up a guitar I started experimenting on my own and putting together little songs - I guess I never really stopped.

Were there any particular bands or artists you took inspiration from?
Amy Winehouse is a big inspiration. I’ve always loved her lyricism and just how unapologetically different her voice is than anything I’ve heard in the realm of pop music.

How would you describe your musical style?
I like to say it’s driving music.

If you could collaborate with any living artist, who would it be?
I think it would be James Blake. There isn’t a genre that he’s been afraid to touch, and I love everything he produces.

Tell us about your recent single ‘No Control’. What’s it about?
‘No Control’ is all about taking agency over the little things in life and finding fun in them. It’s about getting over your personal fears and insecurities, because you can’t control so much in life.

When did you write it and where did you record it?
I wrote it when I was living in Los Angeles for a few months this past summer and I was just feeling really stuck in various aspects of my life. I recorded it when I got back to Nashville.

How does ‘No Control’ represent your style?
‘No Control’ toes the line between a fun dance song and a more chill, moody sound - I think that space in between really sums up my style overall.

‘No Control’ is taken from your new album. What can you tell us about that? What are its themes?
My upcoming EP is called “Barefoot” and it’s about the vulnerability, freedom, and self reflection that comes with getting older.

What else have you got coming up in 2020? Any plans to tour?
2020 is off to such an uncertain start in terms of the state of the world around us. I hope I can just keep recording, working with people who inspire me, and hopefully do No Controle shows in the next few months.

Finally, if you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice, when would it be and what would you say?
Keep writing! It’s a muscle, and you’ll miss out on so much if you sit around and wait for inspiration to strike.

Listen to ‘No Control’ on Spotify below. For more, visit maevesteele.com.

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