On the surface Mae Krell looks like your average New Yorker. They wear their hair occasionally pink and sport a band T-shirt whenever they can. They hang out at rock shows and love watching Post Malone’s early acoustic videos on Youtube. However, Mae posses a stark ability that is only apparent once you hear their songs. The 21 year-old songwriter touches on the most vulnerable parts of growing up in 2020. “I don’t want to be portrayed as too put together. I’m still working on myself. I’m constantly changing and growing and falling apart and coming back together.”
Krell recently released new single wash.
Every second is worth listening. A song full of emotions. Krell captivates listeners with acoustic guitar work, sublime vocals, and unique samples.
Speaking about the track, they say: ‘I can’t turn off the faucet was the first lyric that came to me for this song. I had been struggling with my sobriety, wondering if I’m doing the right thing for myself- which in the past almost 3 years since I got sober has been a thought that hasn’t left me completely. Being 21 and swearing off all substances, for whatever reason one personally decides to, is really hard. It’s normalized to be drinking or smoking or doing whatever, and you tend to feel very isolated when you decide not to partake in those activities, or at least I do. I’ve found that people try to help by not inviting you out, or warning you if they’re going to have a drink at a party you went to together, but it often just makes you feel like a burden. When I’m in moments where I think it might be better for me to stop my sobriety journey, I try to play out the tape and see what would happen if I went back (hint: it’s never pretty, and it never was). I can’t turn off the faucet is a great analogy for those feelings. Once I open it, I can’t close it. But for now it’s all sealed and I’m safe. Someone who is very important to me and to my recovery has told me that when I feel this way, one good thing to do is take some perspective, and know that one day at a time it’ll at be ok. It’ll all come out in the wash- but only if I want it to. This song represents so much of my healing, and hard work, and faith that things will get better (and they have, slowly). I hope you feel it too.”
Krell shares a personal story. It’s meaningful and impactful. Words have so much power. Music for the soul.
Check out wash below!