Birthday comes after the success of Maisie’s first single, Place We Were Made.
secrets out kids!!!
10th November https://t.co/RIdDdp7vla
— maisiepeters (@maisiehpeters) November 3, 2017
Speaking with TenEighty, Maisie shares that the song was “inspired by a conversation I had on Skype with a friend”, and that the idea behind it is about how “someone forgetting your birthday is one of the worst things [they] can do, because it shows a total lack of interest in you as a human, a lack of care and concern and heart”.
Birthday was written with friend Brad Baloo in autumn 2016, after what Maisie calls “Brexit and the general depressing state of the world […] On a deeper level, [the song is] about disappointment”.
Maisie’s debut single saw large success, particularly amongst the wider YouTube community. She calls its success “unexpected” and shares that she’s “so lucky that so many people connected with it”, adding, “Seeing it hit a million listens on Spotify in the first week was just unthinkable… I still struggle with words to summarise how I feel.”
Looking ahead, Maisie says she would “love to release more singles and have a collective body of work sometime in 2018”. She also notes that she appreciates the “beautiful thing about music nowadays, [with] platforms [opening] up how people consume and release music in such a positive way”.