The final choice on the Breaking More Waves 2018 Ones to Watch list is singer songwriter Maisie Peters. Maisie was the subject of an Introducing post on this blog back in August 2018 when I described her debut single Place We Were Made, after hearing it on Spotify, as ‘a breath of fresh air amongst the paint by numbers pop of much of the rest of the New Music Friday playlist’. Since that time Place We Were Made has been streamed over 6 million times and Maisie has followed it up with the equally touching piano ballad Birthday.
As I’ve alluded to before there’s often a huge disconnect between numbers of online streams and real-life fans and in terms of playing gigs and it’s still very early days for Maisie with relatively small audiences compared to her high statistics on You Tube, where she started her musical journey posting a series of really well recorded and engaging originals.
Described by the Great Escape Festival (which Maisie will be playing at next year) as “British pop’s next Bright Young Thing,” Maisie’s songs are flecked with both a beautiful innocence and clever wordplay. Watch out for the not yet released song Treasure, which is an absolute peach.
With a few low-key headline dates in small venues this autumn and a handful of shows supporting Mahalia in October under her belt there’s sure to be plenty more to come from Maisie Peters in 2018. She's the last, but not least, Breaking More Waves One to Watch for 2018. A post with a playlist of all the acts selected will follow shortly.
Maisie Peters - Place We Were Made (Lyric Video)
Maisie Peters - Birthday