Photograph cred: Amayah Harrison

We’re stoked on this week’s launch from a San Francisco pop punk favourite. EP Good Cry arrives this Friday from queer indie artist Maggie Gently, the solo mission of Maggie Grabmeier (previously of The Complete Bettys). “The songs on Good Cry have been written through the darkish winter days in the midst of a painful pal breakup,” shares Grabmeier. “Good Cry grew to become an album of processing doubt, studying to belief your self, and ultimately seeing a glimmer of a future the place issues are okay. The songs on this album grew to become therapeutic affirmations which you can be a considerate, forgiving particular person whereas nonetheless establishing boundaries and defending your coronary heart.”

We really feel that. The songs have a spunky unhappy energy punk vibe, with cute vocals and a refreshing sincerity. “Alive” has a bit kiss of the 90s and a stuck-in-yer-head refrain we’re down for. These Inexperienced Day-feeling drums are addictive (and performed by Maggie’s brother, Joey Grabmeier). “’Alive’ is in regards to the bizarre feeling of being free from a poisonous scenario, and questioning what it taught you and the way it modified you,” shares Grabmeier. “It is about seeing your self on the opposite facet of a troublesome scenario and never utterly recognizing who you’ve got develop into. It is also loosely based mostly off the tarot card The Idiot.”

Properly as the good Nicholas Cage as soon as stated, “Excessive reward.”

Good Cry arrives Could 29 on Brace Cove Data. Songs have been engineered by Grade Coleman at San Francisco’s El Studio and produced by Eva Treadway (The She’s, Pllush), who additionally performed lead guitar on the tracks. Particular shout out to trace “Regular” for that stunning hook. Take a look at Good Cry this Friday and have a very good jam.

Tags: Good Cry, Maggie Gently, The Complete Bettys