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June 18, 2021 [New York, NY] – LA-based pop artist, songwriter and creator, Maggie
Andrew has released part 2 of her 3-part trilogy, “ILMIHM,” out now. This trilogy is
an in-depth musical, visual and emotional experience, inspired by her own life, that will
introduce fans to a world they can immerse themselves in. Directed by Grammy-nominated director, Andy Hines [Kanye West, Lizzo, Logic, Luke Combs], “ILMIHM” comes fresh off the release of “Honda Civic” part 1 of the MAGGIE ANDREW TRILOGY. Maggie states; “Honda Civic is about me leaving Nova Scotia and starting a whole new life, leaving my old life behind, including my Honda Civic and my toxic ex-boyfriend who tried to hold me back from chasing my dreams. It’s a song about saying goodbye to the old me and the old reality I used to live and stepping into a new array of self-love and confidence.”

Throughout this trilogy, we will see a female reclaim her trauma and use her darkest moments as inspiration for others to overcome their own obstacles. The visual for “ILMIHM” [I Love Me I Hate Me] starts off with Maggie working at a Pizza Shop, which is meant to mimic her life back in Nova Scotia. In this life she’s miserable, depressed and working a job she hates; all while being physically and emotionally abused behind closed doors by her boyfriend at the time. As Maggie acts out, throwing pizza boxes across the counter, she quits her job and the scenes start to flip back and forth between real life and the life that she’s moving into/manifesting for herself. On the flip side of this “double life,” you see Maggie being pampered in what looks like a luxurious life, all while she’s singing lyrics that represent the complete opposite; “There’s a voice inside my head telling me I’m fine, while the other one is yelling all the time. Am I just going insane from every lie I can’t escape? I’m not okay. I love me and I hate myself”

As we move from one video to the next within this trilogy, we get sucked into Maggie’s
past life and how she was able to escape it. “Even though I thought I’d be stuck in that
life forever and this would be the end of the road for me, I’m glad it wasn’t.” With
emotional and physical abuse still being somewhat of a “taboo” topic, Maggie states “I
want this to be a segue for people to know they’re not alone, they have someone, I’m
here. I read and answer all of my DMs. I want the women and men who are all going
through things to know I’m in your corner. I’ve been through it. For the longest time I
felt like I didn’t have a voice, and communication was a skill that I lacked because of
an abusive boyfriend who would yell over top of me. I’m not a victim of anything that
happened to me; all those people are losers. Now I’m here. This is my calling to be here
and to be this person who is a strong symbol of someone who can go through all that
trauma and still be powerful.”

“Maggie makes music with teeth.” That’s what Pigeons and Planes had to say about
Maggie Andrew’s debut, independently-released single in the summer of 2019. Not
only did that song put the 22-year old artist on their radar — but it also put her squarely
on the radar of pop behemoth blackbear, who reached out directly to Maggie about
collaborating. The track “Sleep 4Ever,” which Alternative Press referred to as “dreamy and synth-laden,” dropped February 12th via Black Box and has already garnered over 1.5M streams worldwide. The video features art direction from Maggie’s brother, visual artist and Gucci Ghost creator, Trouble Andrew. These co-sign have created an incredible global launchpad for Maggie to share her “unexpected, sometimes confrontational assortment of words, melodies and arrangements” – Pigeons & Planes

GGM Staff


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