Moving pop forward is 20-year-old Maude Latour with her unapologetic and refreshing sound. The NYC-based artist has an uncanny way with words, churning out tracks that are heady, dance-worthy, and catchy.
"One More Weekend" is the second single from Latour's upcoming album, which is a sonic shift for the 20-year-old. Known for her bubbly and intoxicating sound, this new body of work takes that to a new level as Maude continues to evolve as an artist and young woman. “One More Weekend” is a singer-songwriter take on bubblegum pop for sure! This is a song you blast in your car, your room, or a packed stadium and you can't help but feel the emotional release packed into every word as you sing it out. I love the way she talks about love and nostalgia and just the temporary nature of everything and emphasizes making moments count.
Maude shares, "'One More Weekend' started off as the first verse-- I wrote these lines while sitting next to my (now) ex. I was in love, these lyrics were everything I wanted to say. It was a weekend in May that will still be on repeat. At the time, the song was a jumble-- we were breaking up for the summer but we had no idea where we stood, and the early versions of the song reflected that conflicting, all-over-the-place chaos. Was it love, was it over? Could we keep going at age 19-- indefinitely? I disliked the song for so long. I finished writing it almost exactly a year later, after we had broken up, because finally, the story had meaning, finally that weekend fit into the timeline of where we were. Finishing writing this song over a year later with Mike, my producer, we were both in tears as we put together the final verse. I acknowledged my true pain, I acknowledged how I had been lying to myself about being over it. I acknowledged the loss. Nothing lasts forever-- and sometimes we really do lose things. The song grew and changed over a year, each verse is a different snapshot of how it's changed. The music gives me the complete rush of love, the over-lyrical kaleidoscope of scenes and that euphoric chorus is how love feels, it's how youth feels, it's how the rebuilding after loss feels. It's about love and loss, those things are closer than I knew."
Cut from the same cloth as alt-pop trailblazers like Lorde and King Princess, Latour brings something to the genre we've yet to see. The danceable confessional is Latour's specialty - pouring her heart and soul out for the world to hear and pairing it with fresh, buoyant and addicting production. Anchored by silvery vocals and emotional lyrics, the juxtaposition of lyrics tackling the loss of a love and the cathartic and anthemic chorus keep you on your toes. This is a song you blast in your car, your room, or a packed stadium and you can't help but feel the emotional release packed into every word as you sing it out.
Review by Hannah Schneider