Mae Krell has one of the most accurate and imaginative bios I have ever had the pleasure of coming across. Her site states, “Over a production backdrop of chirping birds, swirling guitars, and children playing, Mae expresses herself through introspective lyrics with a newfound maturity and understanding.”– an astute reflection and perfect assessment of this singer-songwriter’s sound.
New York-based, Mae Krell has already gained a huge trajectory within their career, amassing 11.9k followers on Instagram, which is an incredibly aesthetically pleasing account, and Mae’s Twitter is worth a follow if you enjoy a closer look into an artist’s life with a mixture of sincerity and humour that is down to earth and accessible.
Alongside her enjoyable Twitter life commentary with regular updates on the singer’s performances, Mae Krell has been busy creating some brilliant tracks over the previous years, including a feature on Spotify’s “Queer as Folk” editorial playlist. With an outstanding voice that captures your thoughts and feelings without the need for expansive trills and complicated riffs to have an impact, Mae Krell has achieved an original sound that exposes vulnerability, offers comfort, and tells stories beautifully.
The next instalment in Mae Krell’s blossoming career is the Imposter Syndrome EP releasing on 15th February, consisting of the tracks, imposter syndrome, phantom limb, rest stop, and colorblind. Described as an “intimate and heart-wrenching dissection of the unavoidable self-doubt we all experience in our 20s”, it is refreshing to hear an artist encapsulate the struggles, fears, and battles this age group experiences behind closed doors. My personal favourite, phantom limb, demonstrates the soft tone of Mae Krell’s voice with touching lyrics to match. Colorblind also treats us with reflective lyrics that hit hard, such as “I never practiced my goodbyes, I didn’t think I had to”, voicing the sudden harsh reality of losing friends and how we grow from these events.
An emotive listen from a wonderful artist: Mae Krell’s Imposter Syndrome, out now.