SINGLE REVIEW: Maisie Peters – This Is On You

The growth of Maisie Peters over the past year has been a journey that I’ve really enjoyed watching. Her debut EP ‘Dressed Too Nice For A Jacket’ was a heartbreaking and comforting EP of pure emotions and raw storytelling. Her dreamy and sincere vocals told these stories so purely while she layered those feelings with matching production. With her growing sold out status on her UK, Europe and American tours, she’s quickly becoming one of the most buzzed about new UK acts. 

Her second EP ‘It’s Your Bed Babe, It’s Your Funeral’ will be released on October 4 and to coincide with the announcement she’s dropped a new single that inspired the EP’s title. This post break-up song isn’t your typical heartbreak anthem. No, instead it’s about standing your ground and looking after yourself and realising what will be will be and not letting someone walk all over you. At the end of the day, they hurt you and they don’t deserve to be in your life. 

“Now you wanna be friends. Always sad on weekends. And I was your pick-me-up. And I would say pick me up. But not anymore” she sings during the pre chorus as she sets the scene for her love interest trying to get back in her life but finding the courage to say no. Embracing that empowerment, the chorus takes over. “But this is on you. It’s your bed babe, it’s your funeral. This is on you. Did my best babe, and you threw it all. Did all I could do. And you need me now but I’m clocking out. This is on you”. 

To tie in with the empowering, standing your ground vibe, Peters turns the production to one of the most fulfilled pop sound she’s done yet. It’s super pop but it works so perfectly. It makes you feel the hurt but also makes you feel the empowerment so strongly.