Norway native and Kristiansand’s University of Agder music school alumni, Kristine Hoff, better known by her stage name Maud, returns to streaming charts with the release of her latest deliciously dark, electro-pop single, ‘Bad Things’. The track follows from the release of her debut single ‘Real’, another industrial sounding, electronic number with disjointed flows and effected vocals which solidified Maud’s rightful place in the Killing Moon artist roster.
Looking to keep up her stride with her sophomore single, Maud offers ‘Bad Things’, an emotionally tinged, angst filled electronic anthem, framed by haunting echoes, impactful 808’s and deep, penetrating synth lines that underpin the entire track. ‘Bad Things’ sees her deliver confessional and intimate self-written lyricism; “the track explores a sense of lack of belonging, and a growing feeling of hopelessness” says MAUD, a fitting mood for her ominous second single, especially in a world still left in the shadows of COVID-19. The effortlessly beauty of the gloomy soundscape Maud created is expertly offset by the dark and despondent lyrical content of the track.
Entirely self-written, produced recorded and mixed, as well as being the lead director of the music video, Maud’s ‘Bad Things’ is an incredibly impressive second offering from the blossoming musician. From the idea behind the song to the conceptual nature of the video and the expert blend of sounds and textures, ‘Bad Things’ is wonderfully considered and masterfully executed piece of work and another impressive addition to Maud’s brief but unblemished discography.
“We just have to remember that we’re in this together and that the pandemic isn’t going to last forever. I hope people can relate to this song, knowing they’re not alone in feeling sad or anxious right now”
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