Maisie May‘s new song, “Lost My Love,” is out today.
Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and producer Maisie May peppered 2020 with diaristic ruminations about love and loss. These homemade, tiny scraps of life particularly resonate in this period of lockdown and isolation. Following up from “Colors We Dreamt” and “Flying Without You,” May is now unveiling “Lost My Love,” a single that she wrote while quarantining in her childhood home in Upstate New York, where she had not lived for several years. Although she never played the balalaika before, May also featured the Russian stringed instrument of her grandmother in the dreamy chorus.
“Writing ‘Lost My Love’ empowered me to push bad energies out of my own life in order to grow as an individual,” she explained. “It was never meant to be a sad song or a ‘fuck you’ song… it was just a reflection of how losing love for other people can often be the catalyst for finding love for yourself… I was learning to swim.”
The accompanying visuals, courtesy of director Marie Calfat-Nascimento, act as a throwback at her inner memories, as she leads us into her childhood rooms, country roads and meadows. Drawing a parallel between physical and emotional confinement, the up and coming artist escapes away with the viewers, opening the doors of her secret, comforting havens.