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Maiah Wynne – “Sleep” (Missoula, MT, USA)
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RIYL: Sharon Van Etten, Lisa Hannigan, Eliza Shaddad
Two-and-a-half years ago, a young woman from Montana made us go “Whoa!” when she released “Monster in a Human Suit”. Her name is Maiah Wynne, and at the time she was only 19 years old and armed with just her acoustic guitar. Fast forward to October 2018, and Wynne has is now accompanied by a full band and a string section. The result is exactly what you expect and then some.
Akin to when Sharon Van Etten turned up the intensity and darkness, Wynne delivers a cinematic beauty with “Sleep”. It is rich and complex, breathtaking and engrossing, as Wynne’s lithe vocals glide through the beautifully brooding soundscape. As the rhythms throb and the strings sear, Wynne shares a chilling tale about people suffering with chronic sleep disorders. Their world is a living nightmare, where the night haunts their minds. “Get out of my head, get out of my soul”, she lushly sings. This song, too, will haunt you, but you’ll embrace it instead of trying to escape from it. Hopefully, the rest of the world will embrace Wynne and acknowledge her incredible talent.
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Maiah Wynne – “Monster in a Human Suit” (Missoula, MT, USA)
It’s not just established stars and new super-groups that are making us go “Whoa!”, but plenty of newcomers are blowing us away. Take Maiah Wynne, who resides in Missoula, Montana. Her single, “Monster in a Human Suit”, which is from her EP Lights and Shadows, is gorgeous, haunting indie-folk, where every note and lyric penetrates deep into your skin. The allegory and imagery of the song is that of a seasoned creative writer, yet Wynne is only 19-years old. Could she be the next Brandi Carlile? The skies is clearly the limit for this rising folk star.
You can hear her EP, Lights and Shadows, on SoundCloud.