Maddy Clark is a 22-year-old songwriter from Washington, DC. She’s back with new single Rope Burns. I’am a fan already. So much creativity in this. Maddy developed great musicianship skills. Wonderful instrumentation and powerful vocals, resulting in Rope Burns.
Clark conveys a story about an on-again-off-again relationship. It’s well told. Full of honesty and vulnerability. The songwriter comments: ”I knew that letting go of this person was necessary for the both of us, and maybe even the only way to preserve some semblance of future goodwill between us, but I could not bring myself to do so. I use the metaphor of a rope burn – the kind similar to abrasions that children get from playing tug-of-war – in place of a scar; the lyric reads “the only proof that I had you last night/are my rope burns from holding too tight,” ultimately suggesting that my inability to set us both free led to the destruction of the relationship.”
You should listen to Rope Burns, no doubt. We have Taylor Swift, Phoebe Bridgers, and Maddy Clark. All on the same level.