YouTuber and songwriter Maisie Marshall released her debut EP on 9 March.
The six-track EP features the songs violet. and Arthur, both of which had been performed on Maisie‘s channel prior to the EP’s release.
my first EP 'letters.' is being released on the ninth of march at midnight UK time. set your calendars xoxo pic.twitter.com/Q4qX2dwfZG
— mais (@maisviolet) February 21, 2018
“The EP is written about my mental health,” Maisie tells TenEighty. “I use my writing as a form of therapy and just to get everything out. Dear Alaska, however, is written about my favourite book, Looking For Alaska by John Green, and I began writing that when I was literally 13, so to be able to hear it now how I heard it in my head back then is really cool.”
Maisie adds that Arthur is based on The Drowning of Arthur Braxton, a book soon to be adapted for screen by Luke Cutforth, and explains that the song was recorded live: “Recording Arthur as a live track wasn’t too difficult in concept, really. I got the idea from the BBC Radio One [Live Lounge] sessions, and dodie’s song When on her first EP which is recorded as a one-take ‘live’ song. I decided to do this one live because I knew I wanted it to be an acoustic song with just me and a guitar, and in terms of recording something live, that would be the easiest to record out of all of the songs.”
Fan reaction to the EP’s release has been positive:
I'm so happy and proud for you babe!! It's funding beautiful and you are so so so so so talented ❤
— Rhian♠ (@afterawglow) March 9, 2018
proud of you mais!! it's beautiful and i love it 💗
— madi (@aureums) March 9, 2018
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