SINGLE REVIEW: Maisie Peters – You Signed Up For This / Brooklyn

Maisie Peters’ debut album ‘You Signed Up For This’ is only 2 weeks away *cue squeals*, and the British singer-songwriter is eagerly awaiting to unravel her introspective thoughts of her coming-of-age experience. With the release date creeping towards us she’s dropped two new singles for you to obsess over and further convince you to pre-order and pre-save the record. 

The title track ‘You Signed Up For This’ is a quintessential Maisie Peters song. Layered with honest truths, she inserts a bit of wit along with raw vulnerability that will have you feeling rightfully all over the place. “I am twenty and probably upset right now. I still haven’t got my driver’s license. And I am sorry to make it about myself again. But you, you signed up for this” she sings in the opening moments of the song before she later admits “Please don’t give up on me yet. I know I’ll get better, I’m just not better yet” which might just be one of the most heartbreaking lyrics I’ve heard all year as I feel that sentiment to my core right now with someone in my life. 

Contrasting the honest lyrics with a euphoric and pulsating pop production that feels like it’s been taken straight out of a coming-of-age film soundtrack, she creates a sonic that feels freeing. Holding onto the initial emotion, she transforms it into this realisation that she will get better and soon find the missing pieces to her puzzle. It oozes main character energy like ‘John Hughes Movie’ and ‘Psycho’ and upon the very first listen you will become addicted to it’s infectious melody. 

‘Brooklyn’ on the other hand is a different kind of upbeat pop track. Dedicated to her twin sister Ellen, this song is a cute love letter to her and their unique connection. Professing; “If you’re looking, if you’re looking for the girl of your dreams, she’s in Brooklyn with me” she confesses how lucky someone would be to have her. Intertwining heaps of cute little facts and anecdotes from their life in the lyrics, it feels like a giant supercut of memories. It’s intimate, but still has this big dreamy pop punch.