George Maple is one hell of a ‘Magic Woman’
Force to be reckoned with, GEORGE MAPLE, returns today with her new single ‘Magic Woman’. Drawing from feelings overcome during the end of a relationship, the power in this track emanates from that feeling of ultimately becoming a new woman. She’s penned a detailed manifesto of these feelings to go along with the track.
She was originally going to put together a few lines to put together for a sound-bite to pop on Instagram, but as her feelings poured out onto the paper, she realised there was much more to say. Her candid recount begins with her thoughts on the track, saying “this song was born from the co-dependency of love, sadness and rage.”
She goes on to say:
“A few years ago now, towards the end of a dying relationship, the person I loved expressed his disappointment with ‘the person I had become’ and the anger and negativity I was expressing on a daily basis. At the time, I was suppressing the truth of my own trauma… My own struggles with these external forces as well as my own perfectionism and control manifesting in many forms, from abuse of alcohol, emotional outbursts to eating disorders. I felt victim to my environment.”
“I felt victim to a system that criticized the way I want to live my life, run my business, create my art. I felt powerless. Which of course, amplified the pain and made everything worse. One day, during a deep and meaningful back and forth, my lover asked me sadly ‘where the girl who gave me the meditation book’ had disappeared to? Where was the girl who made him feel calm, secure and loved? The ‘girl he fell in love with’. The girl who idealised art and lived in her imagination. This conversation was a valuable turning point.”
The manifesto is a pouring of Maple‘s heart onto paper, leaving nothing to the imagination and finishing off with a feeling of catharsis and understanding of her current state of being. You can read her words in full here.
With an LP on the way, ‘Magic Woman’ marks a turning point for Maple not only thematically but experientially too. There’s an entire paradigm shift that she’s undergone during the creation of her forthcoming works. There’s a new being behind the tracks, and with ‘Magic Woman’, there’s no stopping her.
Through empowering vocality, dense layering and an instrumental that hits home the power embedded in every decision and thought process behind this track, ‘Magic Woman’ is Maple at her most confident.
Words by CAITLIN MEDCALF
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