As a Taylor Swift fan and a 21-year-old who doesn’t have her driver’s license, it is no surprise I have a strong connection to Maisie Peters and her music.
The young musician released her long-awaited debut album, You Signed Up For This, in August and celebrated the success of the album with a U.K. tour, finishing off with an exciting show at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds.
Maisie’s debut album was a long time coming. Since her first full EP release, Dressed Too Nice For The Jacket in 2018, fans had been making jokes awaiting an album release and Maisie had even joined in herself tweeting about the one-day existence of ‘MP1’.
After listening to Maisie since I first heard Place We Were Made in 2017, seeing her grow into the artist she is now has been such a rewarding and wonderful experience. She’s now signed to Ed Sheeran’s record label, she’s made multiple tv appearances in the UK and now in America and her album went to number 2 on the UK charts! (Would have been number one but…Kanye).
The show itself was just as exciting as the album release the week before. Alongside a mix of her previous songs, Maisie performed some of the upbeat pop tunes from her album – songs that were made to be on the stage. I’m Trying (Not Friends), You Signed Up For This, and, of course, Psycho sounded even better with a live band and a chorus of screaming fans who knew every word.
But, obviously, there was an array of more emotional songs from the debut too. After asking the crowd to be quiet whilst she sang it, because it is so personal and special to her, Maisie performed Hollow with some of the most beautiful vocals ever and it was as if the entire room held their breath as she sang it.
This entire evening was especially surreal, as for me – and I am sure for many others – this was my first live show since the beginning of 2020! I have always been a huge fan of concerts, attending as many as I could, so it was powerful to be reintroduced to the world of live music in such a fantastic way.
Overall, Maisie is an inspiration to all young musicians, her connection to her fans both online and in person, her wit and her lyricism make her a true star. I am so excited to continue to support her and see what happens next for her, as I know it will lead to even more success. What I’m trying to say is, if you’re not already a Maisie Peters fan, you should probably sign up for this.
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