Following weeks of teasing the single on their respective social media accounts, singer-songwriters Maisie Peters and JP Saxe released “Maybe Don’t” on Friday, their joint single via Elektra Records.
More of a conversation than just a song, the track highlights the contrasting feelings one experiences when in a relationship. Often acclaimed to be modern-day storytellers, Peters and Saxe wrote the song in London prior to the lockdown period, alongside Grammy-winning writer and producer Joe Rubel.
The single talks about the trials and tribulations of being in a relationship. The “maybe don’t” seems to act as confusion in the singer’s voice and mind when they’re thinking of their partner. They want to leave but at the same time, they don’t. A confusion that is relatable to anyone who has ever been in a relationship. A moment of serious evaluation.
A lot of lyric videos aim to incorporate visuals and make the simple act of providing words to sing along with a more immersive experience. The accompanying video for “Maybe Don’t,” however, is empty of all such frills and just acts as a provider of the lyrics to the song. Just plain black text scrolling onto a white background, in a way making it easier to follow and sing along.
Peters is currently working toward releasing her highly anticipated debut album, but that hasn’t deterred her from keeping her fans entertained. She recently collaborated with indie-pop artist Cavetown for a special rework of her last release “Sad Girl Summer.”
In February, Saxe released his anticipated six-track debut EP, Hold It Together. Earlier this month he shared his new single “A Little Bit Yours” off the back of his debut VMA’s performance with Julia Michaels.
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You can watch the lyric video of “Maybe Don’t” below.