A solitary flickering candle dies slowly on a birthday cake – a poignant symbol for the rejected loneliness of Maisie Peter’s beautiful but very sad song Birthday: “You don’t remember do you? Or you don’t care? Today’s my birthday and you’re still not there.” Oh gosh. Tissues at the ready.
It’s probably worth remembering at this time that these big days such as Christmas, New Year and birthdays mean a lot to some people – young and old. Letting people know that you care about them and that you’re thinking about them can, for some, be very important at these times. Even a simple text message can be a lovely thing.
Birthday is the follow up to debut official single Place We Were Made (which has now had over 7 million streams on Spotify) and will probably have you weeping tears onto your viewing device as Maisie sings against a soft and blue piano backing: “I put all my songs into a tape, all my words you held inside your hand, and I don't think you ever even listened to them once, I understand.”
Maisie Peters was one of 10 artists featured on the Breaking More Waves Ones To Watch 2018 list last month. You can get your chance to watch her next year at Live at Leeds and The Great Escape Festival in Brighton.
Maisie Peters - Birthday (Video)