Maida Rose is setting 2021 alight with their unique dream-pop stylings. Emerging from the Dutch seaside city called The Hague; the project is a vehicle for the songwriting partnership of Roos Meijer and Javièr den Leeuw. After spending the past five years writing and recording in the attic of Javièr’s childhood home, the band has finally started sharing their dreampop gems with the world. The duo’s personal experiences of adolescence provided the inspiration for this collection of songs. Their storytelling of love - old and new - and their expressions of depression and other worldly feelings, form a unique musical world. The album, titled ’Tales of Adolescence’, is being prepared for an early 2022 release.
If you are into Beach House and Cigarettes After Sex, you’re in for an absolute treat. Melancholic melodies flirt with groovy basslines, allowing you to drift in the dreamy soundscapes they create. Maida Rose’s catchy songs are sure to be stuck in your head for weeks.
On January 22 2021, Maida Rose released their debut single, ‘Harmony of Heartache’. The song received positive reviews from international music critics, and was featured in a broad range of Dreampop & Indie playlists.
Their second single: ‘Where Do We Go’, was released on March 19th. As explained by Maida Rose: ‘The song takes place at the end of a long-term relationship, where the realization starts to sink in that you need to rediscover who you are when not being with your partner anymore. It’s a phase of denial, after unsuccessful attempts to let your lover go.’ Though the sound and style of 'Where Do We Go' is a continuation from ‘Harmony of Heartache’, the band builds upon their authenticity and identity, leaving us curious about what’s yet to come.
'Such a slow reveal, almost like a heartbeat and that puts us at ease despite all the unease that there is in the world. But the vocals do confirm a certain sadness, actually maybe it is a couple of stages beyond that but we are taken away from mere day-to-day living by the dreampop swirl at the chorus. Makes for a quiet love piece of indie pop, sodden in tears but also a degree of hope which means we can bathe in those glorious periodic swells.'
- mp3hugger about 'Harmony of Heartache'