Mazie (NOW 81)

February 1, 2022

“No Friends”

Mazie mixes modern malaise with vintage psychedelia: nostalgia laced with an impending sense of doom fueled by a world in ever-deepening crisis. Her songs are built on contradictions and double negatives, pairing fatalistic lyrics with shiny, alt-pop arrangements that are as infectious as they are unpredictable. “My music is heavily rooted in existentialism, and the duality of the whimsical and upbeat nature of the project combined with the sadness of the lyrics displays that,” notes the musician, who will release her debut EP the rainbow cassette on “I’m always trying to walk that line.”

Songwriters: Elie Jay Rizk, Grace Christian