Our newest UNCO[V]ERED artist is a natural storyteller, who wrote her first song when she was just nine years old. Maisie Peters began uploading her songs to YouTube in 2015, and her debut single ‘Stay Young’ is our latest obsession.
‘Stay Young’, written by Maisie and Sam ‘RØMANS’ Romans (Ella Mai, Little Mix, Demi Lovato), who produced the track alongside Sam De Jong (Thirty Seconds to Mars, Muse), is an instantly memorable, feel-good pop smash. The track, which finds Maisie musing on the highs and lows of youth and the sacrifices of growing up, is yet another example of her knack for crafting heartfelt and narratively rich pop songs.
“Stay Young is a time capsule of how I felt during the summer of 2018” Maisie explains. “I had just finished A Levels and was finally getting to make music my job, living in London and going to studios every day. It was so exciting and felt like the beginning of something amazing but also was really lonely, as all my friends were at home going out together – as 18 years old do – and getting ready for university. It’s basically an ode to being young and growing up and the excitement and bittersweet feelings of loss that come with it, as well as being a sort of promise song to all my friends that I’m never that far away, no matter how many miles! ”
UNCO[V]ERED premieres on Saturday, 12noon, after the Spotify Countdown. Channel 801, only on Foxtel.