Maisy Grace – 5 Minutes

Maisy Grace – 5 Minutes

Maisy Grace – 5 Minutes

Maisy Grace – 5 Minutes

ARTIST NAME: Maisy Grace

 

SONG TITLE: 5 Minutes

 

RELEASE DATE: 2nd July 2021

 

GENRE: Indie Pop

 

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Maisy Grace is a teenage multi-instrumentalist hailing from North Cornwall, equally comfortable singing alongside a piano, Stratocaster, or her trusty Fender P Bass.
Having been gifted a tiny pink guitar at the age of six, she has been playing and performing for longer than she can remember – but the photos are there to prove it! Her solo material has a dreamy atmospheric feel, combined with a beautifully honest vocal delivery and deeply personal lyrics.
A student of music technology at Truro College, Maisy is more often than not to be found in a studio on campus or at home, writing, recording, and mixing her own work, or as part of local all-girl indie-pop group Elmara. Maisy has also written for other people – such as ‘Roller Coaster’, written and arranged by Maisy and performed by the Long Covid Choir in June 2021, and featured on Channel 5 News.

 

 

LYRICS:

 

Just a little bit
Just a little bit of sun
Just a window full
Just while the rain is done
It’s gone for a while
Gone for the night
Gone for five minutes
It’s gone for a while
Gone for tonight
Gone for five minutes

 

I’ve got to confess
I don’t need nothing else
Don’t mean no offence
But I’ve got to protest
Please don’t expect
Anything less
Than expansive nothingness

 

All too much
Not enough
Floating and choking exploding
I’m broken
Pieces falling till morning crawling fall into place
Faces in cages
Losing the races
They’re set up to lose they got nothing to lose
But their pride and their eyes
You can tell when they’ve lied
Maybe I’ll just step to the side

 

I’ve got to confess
I don’t need nothing else
Don’t mean no offence
But I’ve got to protest
Please don’t expect
Anything less
Than expansive nothingness

 

The thing about living
Life can be forgiving
You take what you’re given
Right from the beginning
Floating and choking exploding only works when you are broken
So don’t get broken

 

I’ve got to confess
I don’t need nothing else
Don’t mean no offence
But I’ve got to protest
Please don’t expect
Anything less
Than expansive nothingness
Forgetfulness
Unknowingness
Living in mess
I don’t want to love you
Don’t know what to tell you
No, I guess

 

 

Discuss how you develop your melody.
I have a play around with some chords and notes until I have something that starts to sound good and then I develop it further.

 

Tell us your source of inspiration.
Generally, it comes from what I’m feeling that day, sometimes I’ll read something on the news or on social media and feel the need to write about it.

 

Tell us the most memorable experience in your music career.
I’m only seventeen so hopefully lots of memories to make but so far, it was the first time in a recording studio.

 

Discuss how you build your song.
If I come up with some cool chords and a single line of melody then I write a few words that go with that melody and then I keep doing this until I have a song.

 

Tell us how you ensure your music inspires others.
My songs are quite often about important themes to me so I try and make the lyrics as memorable as possible so that they also mean something to others.

 

Discuss the relevance of promotion to the music business.
I think that it is really important and as a young musician I recognize the need to promote my music – it can be hard though to know the best ways to do this!

 

Tell us what you will do apart from music.
I am at college doing A-Levels in music tech, music performance, mathematics, and graphic design.

 

List the names of the instruments you can play.
Bass, Guitar, Piano, Vocals…

 

Tell us if you have any music background.
Yes, I have been playing guitar, singing, and writing songs since the age of seven/eight years.

 

Elaborate on melody and rhythm.
Melodies come easily to me and then the rhythm comes quite easily as I am a bass player.

 

Tell us your future goals.
I want to keep making music and work within the music industry.

 

Share your recording experience with us.
I went to a studio in Devon called Sorting Room Studios over three days to record four songs (my EP is out later this year). It was a great experience as I learned a lot about the process, how a studio works and was able to work with some amazing professionals.

 

Tell us the most difficult part of the recording.
Getting to the studio – as we live in Cornwall, everything is quite far away!

 

Discuss the greatest mistake you have ever made in your music career.
Still waiting for that one!

 

Tell us how you build up your composition.
I sometimes start with an idea or a word and the song comes from that but can also start with a melody and then I build on top of that.

 

Discuss the relevance of music.
Music is the most important thing in life as it can do anything.

 

Elaborate on the song.
‘5 Minutes’ explores the struggles of mental health, and the ups and downs we all feel at times. The song discusses the pressure from society to fix yourself or to ignore how you are feeling. We can instead give ourselves the gift of ‘5 minutes’.

 

Elaborate on your artist’s name and the title of the album.
My artist’s name is my first and middle name. The title ‘5 Minutes’ is a reference to the chance for us to gift ourselves 5 minutes out of our lives.

 

 

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