Kill Rock Stars
February 17, 2023
1. Loneliness (Acoustic Version)
2. Pastel Concrete (Acoustic Version)
3. You Sure Can Kill a Sunday Part I + II (Acoustic Version)
4. Road Song (Acoustic Version)
5. Ex Wife (Acoustic Version)
6. Honey, Have I Lost It All? (Acoustic Version)
7. Light of My Life (Acoustic Version)
8. Blue Has Gone Gray (Acoustic Version)
9. Where Do You Go? (Acoustic Version)
10. I Just Want to Be Wild For You (Acoustic Version)
ABOUT THE RELEASE
Portland artist MAITA’s latest offering, ‘Loneliness’ is an unorthodox release for the prolific writer, in that the track listing is exactly the same as 2022’s ‘I Just Want to Be Wild For You.”
Following the release of IJWTBWFU, MAITA felt the urge to record a quiet, introspective record, allowing the same songs to be heard in a different light, closer to how they were originally written.
The once bombastic ‘‘Honey, Have I Lost It All,’’ an ode to fearing writers block and obsolescence, comes across as gauzy yearning, while “Pastel Concrete,” shows up not as the jaunty surf-pop audiences are familiar with, instead a wistful reflection of the shallow depths of Southern California sunshine.
Throughout the record, songwriter Maria Maita-Keppeler, accompanied only by her nylon string guitar, re-imagines ‘I Just Want to Be Wild For You,’ cementing her place among the echelon of today’s greatest songwriters.