Jersey-based indie folk meets bedroom pop artist Maidin just released her otherworldly new single "Celestial Body". The multi-talented artist, who is both classically trained in music and theatre, has been drawn to music from an early age, gaining inspiration from legendary songwriters such as Joni Mitchell, Dolly Parton, Sylvan Esso, and St. Vincent.
In "Celestial Body", Maidin narrates the relatable tale of tragic love that is just outside of reach. When love is not attainable, obsession becomes overwhelmingly powerful – even paralyzing to the person consumed by it. We always want what we can't have. Maidin accurately depicts this phenomenon by connecting the beloved to a magical ethereal being, one that is almost holy by nature. Maidin confides, “the first idea for ‘Celestial Body’ came to me on a beach in July, when the moon was out in the middle of the day. It's a really unsettling thing to see, as I’m sure most people know. I started thinking of the image of a “celestial body” to represent somebody who I would’ve liked to be close with, but this person was keeping me at a distance. A celestial body is something beautiful, that you can admire and love from far away, but you can’t ever reach." Featuring angelic harmonious vocals that glide over a stripped-back melody, the song showcases the singer-songwriter's ability to transform and transmute heartbreak and deep emotions into something truly beautiful with incredible insight.
The name Maidin means "morning" in Irish Gaelic. "Celestial Body" is the singer-songwriter's debut single after signing with Siri Music Group in New York City. With more music on the way, we can't wait to hear what's next from this talented newcomer.
Take a listen to Maidin's "Celestial Body" and find the beauty and essence in love and loss.
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