Maria-M celebrates “Endtimes”
Digipop rarity MARIA-M announces “Endtimes”, a new charity single via Year Of Glad Stream. The solo project from the brains behind acclaimed ambient pop outfit Grawl!x, has announced the release of a new single, an offering of solidarity in lockdown with all download proceeds going to Derbyshire LGBT+.
Despite it’s not-so-cheery title, they describe the track as “a song of hope, reminding myself mostly that though things can seem a little overwhelming these days, things are hopefully getting better (Particularly for marginalised groups) and that while there are doomsdayers and the naysayers; there are also brave wonderful folks who are fighting to make people’s lives better”.
Maria tells us “I decided it would be nice to convey this through a trans couple Yvonne & Chloe who have been separated because of the pandemic but are there for each other with love and here’s hoping I chose to use text-to-speech voices cos I thought it sounded cool!”. The track takes influence from Toro Y Moi and Grimes, featuring Maria’s uniquely mesmerising vocal performance backed by raw digital electro pop moving at speed.
It’s their first release via the Year Of Glad, a Derby based collective specialising in outsider pop music, art and writing. The single features a garage influenced remix by label mate Tom John Hall, and a stunning NINE minute ambient B side, showing the ambition and breadth of Maria’s vision, and a sign of things to come for this exciting and esoteric solo project.