ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ‘THE GOOD WITCH’
ARRIVING ON JUNE 16 VIA GINGERBREAD MAN RECORDS/ASYLUM
LEAD SINGLE ‘BODY BETTER’ OUT NOW
SOLD OUT HEADLINE SHOW AT EVENTIM APOLLO ON 27 APRIL
PRECEDED BY SEVEN-DATE RUN OF NATIONWIDE SHOWS
MAISIE ALSO HEADLINES LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY ON 30 APRIL
AND THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL ON 12 MAY
After a year of scheming and crafting, building and destroying, Maisie Peters is ready to share what she’s been conjuring up – her brand new album, ‘The Good Witch’, arriving via Gingerbread Man Records/Asylum on June 16. Pre-order is available now HERE.
Recently heralded by vulnerable lead single, ‘Body Better’, Maisie’s second studio album, ‘The Good Witch’, is the official follow-up to her No. 2 BRIT Breakthrough certified debut, ‘You Signed Up For This’, and in many ways the older, wiser and scorned counterpart. Written in real time during her whirlwind 2022 touring schedule, ‘The Good Witch’ served as a time capsule for Maisie, enabling her to chronicle a period of time in which she was searching for balance between career highs and personal lows. Where ‘You Signed Up For This’ was an observational, coming-of-age record, ‘The Good Witch’ finds Maisie at her most introspective and self-reflective, drawing inspiration from the works of Joan Didion, J. M. Barrie, Greek mythology and Western movies; the record explores the complexities of romantic breakups, the preciousness of friendship and true value of self-worth.
Exhibiting a newfound confidence, sharper storytelling and greater artistic ambition, Maisie created ‘The Good Witch’ across London, Suffolk, Stockholm, Bergen and LA, alongside Oscar Görres (Taylor Swift, Troye Sivan), Two Inch Punch (Sam Smith, Jessie Ware), Matias Tellez (girl in red), Brad Ellis (Jorja Smith, Little Mix), Joe Rubel (Ed Sheeran, Tom Grennan) and Elvira Anderfjärd (Tove Lo, Katy Perry).
Maisie explains: “This is my heart and soul, my blood on the page, the collection of stories that I’ve managed to capture in the past year. A true chronicle of my life in recent history, it is my own twisted version of a breakup album and it all draws upon the same couple of months’ worth of experiences and inspirations. It ducks and weaves between the real and surreal, and centres my own universe, of which I am of course the keeper of the keys and the holder of the cards – the good witch, if you will. It goes from light to dark in the flip of a switch and I hope takes you on a journey whereby the end you feel like you’ve gotten lost in someone else’s planet for a bit.”
With 20,000+ tickets sold across the UK and Europe this spring, Maisie is now set to perform her biggest shows to date, including Eventim Apollo on 27th April (which sold out in just an hour), a headline slot at Liverpool’s Sound City on 30th April and a sold-out homecoming show at Brighton Dome as part of The Great Escape Festival on 12th May, where – alongside Arlo Parks – she’s confirmed as one of the two 2023 Spotlight Shows. Please see below for ‘The Good Witch’ tracklist and full live itinerary.
‘THE GOOD WITCH’ TRACKLIST
- The Good Witch
- Coming Of Age
- Body Better
- Want You Back
- The Band And I
- You’re Just A Boy (And I’m Kinda The Man)
- Lost The Breakup
- Two Weeks Ago
- There It Goes
- History Of Man
MAISIE PETERS 2023 UK LIVE DATES
14 Apr 2023 Newcastle University Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
15 Apr 2023 Assembly Rooms Edinburgh, UK
18 Apr 2023 The Leadmill Sheffield, UK
19 Apr 2023 O2 Academy Leicester Leicester, UK
21 Apr 2023 University of East Anglia (UEA) Norwich, UK
22 Apr 2023 O2 Academy Oxford Oxford, UK
23 Apr 2023 Tramshed Cardiff, UK
27 Apr 2023 Eventim Apollo London, UK
30 Apr 2023 Liverpool Sound City Liverpool, UK
12 May 2023 The Great Escape 2023 Brighton, UK
08 Jul 2023 TRNSMT Festival Glasgow, UK
22 Jul 2023 Truck Festival, Hill Farm Oxfordshire, UK
28 Jul 2023 Y Not Festival, Green View Farm Derbyshire, UK
Photo credit: Alice Moitié
ABOUT MAISIE PETERS
Engrossed in the world of books, Maisie Peters originally wanted to be an author before realising she could turn her stories into songs. Having written her first track at just nine years old, she began honing her songwriting skills, crafting the blueprint for her honest, witty and wholly relatable diary-style songs. After teaching herself guitar, Maisie took to open mic nights and busking around West-Sussex, using the money to launch a YouTube channel. Over time, she began cultivating what is now one of the most dedicated fanbases in modern pop. Sparking a label bidding war whilst still in school, Maisie eventually signed to Atlantic Records in 2018 and released her debut EP, ‘Dressed Too Nice For A Jacket’, later that year.
In the years that have followed, Maisie has firmly established herself as one of the UK’s brightest new talents, racking up over a billion global streams and earning famous fans like Taylor Swift, Phoebe Bridgers and Sam Smith, as well as launching her very own virtual book club, with guests including Annie Lord, Bolu Babalola and Elif Batuman. 2021 saw her sign to Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records, become one of the youngest musicians in history to write and curate a soundtrack for the second season of Apple TV+’s ‘Trying’ and follow in the footsteps of Billie Eilish and Megan Thee Stallion as an Apple Music Up Next artist. The year culminated with the release of her critically-acclaimed debut album, ‘You Signed Up For This’, which shot straight in to the Official Charts at No. 2. With her star continuing to ascend in 2022, Maisie went on to sell-out London’s Eventim Apollo in just an hour, play her second sold-out US headline tour and support Ed Sheeran on his mammoth UK/EU stadium tour, with five more dates confirmed for the North American run in 2023.
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