The Marías’ Spellbinding “Hush” Proves a Thrilling First Look at Debut ‘Cinema’

The Marías © Ashley Seryn
The Marías © Ashley Seryn
Refreshingly dark and utterly seductive, The Marías’ cinematic song “Hush” captures intimacy’s raw allure in an irresistible, intoxicating soundtrack to connection and vulnerability, empowerment and inner strength.
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A truly cinematic listen, The Marías’ first single of the new year engulfs the senses in a dynamic, immersive full body experience.

The start of their debut album chapter kicks off with a sultry display of independence, temptation, attraction, and desire. Refreshingly dark and utterly seductive, “Hush” captures intimacy’s raw allure in an irresistible, intoxicating soundtrack to connection and vulnerability, empowerment and inner strength.

Cinema - The Marías
Cinema – The Marías
Don’t act so special
What I do is not for you, forget about it
You made this mess, I’ll knock at your door
Don’t you ignore or forget about it
Every night
I’ve been running in circles I know
Touching me
Get your paws of my Dolce cologne
Back it up
Off my throne cause you know you wanna
Make me
Walk away and forget about it
Hush

Released April 30, 2021 via Nice Life Recording Company and Atlantic Records, “Hush” is a sultry, stunning thrill. The lead single off The Marías’ long-anticipated debut album Cinema – out June 25 – finds the Los Angeles-based alternative band back in action with invigorating flare and inspired confidence, strutting the best of their “psychedelic-soul” sound with an unapologetic song dripping with hot sweat and swagger.

The Marías © Ashley Seryn
The Marías © Ashley Seryn



Don’t think you’ve made it under my skin
Could never get in
Forget about it
Don’t talk so much
Your tongue is burning up
I’ve had enough
Forget about it
Every night
I’ve been running in circles I know
Touching me
Get your paws of my dolce cologne
Back it up
Off my throne cause you know you wanna
Make me
Walk away and forget about it

Consisting of lead singer María Zardoya, producer/drummer Josh Conway, guitarist Jesse Perlman, keyboardist Edward James, The Marías formed in 2016 and have been carving out their own special space in the indie and alt worlds ever since. 2017’s Superclean, Vol. I and 2018’s Superclean, Vol. II showcased colorful tapestries of sound soaring with distinguished textures and compelling styles. Both records offered their own 20 minutes of expansive, expressive indulgence and escape, and The Marías have continued to spellbind through a slew of standalone singles released over the past two years, exploring the nether reaches of wooziness and grooviness while unveiling layers of vulnerability and intimate self-expression.

In other words, “cinema” has always been key to the The Marías’ identity and aesthetic.

World builders since day one, the band have always a knack for transcending the everyday, and their music has long been a vessel for transformative, elevating experiences – out of body, or otherwise. It feels only fitting that they would hone in on that quality for their debut – a record many years in the making, and one that captures high highs, low lows, and everything in-between.

“The Marías were born from cinema,” María Zardoya says. “The reason Josh and I started writing music together was because of cinema. Through a friend, we were connected to a music supervisor who would send us requests for music for films. We’d receive a synopsis of a scene, and then we’d have to write music to it within a couple of days. Not only did that teach us how to write songs together fairly quickly, it taught us how to think like filmmakers. We’d imagine worlds in our minds based on the synopses – the colors in the scene, the lighting, the actors, the set design, and of course, the music.”




A two-minute trailer released in mid-April offers an enchanting tease of The Marías’ forthcoming album experience, but the true first look comes full-throttle with “Hush,” whose hot-on-the-mic vocals and throbbing bass lines instantly dowse the ears in an intimate array of urgent, intense feeling.

The Marías tease the line between reality and fantasy as they weave a hypnotic web of pulsing, heavy beats, sweeping melodies, and enthralling, hair-raising sonics that simulate the singular thrills of seduction and raw desire. Dramatic and delightfully over-the-top, “Hush” demands nothing but our full, unadulterated attention – and at this juncture, we are more than happy to lend The Marías our ears, minds, and hearts.

Fallin in my den
Full of lions full of breath
Take the muzzle from their heads
I’m a sucker for revenge
I see you fallin in my den
Full of lions full of breath
I take the muzzle from their heads
I’m a sucker for revenge
Don’t act so special
Don’t act so good
Forget about it
The Marías © Ashley Seryn
The Marías © Ashley Seryn

Marking the very beginning of Cinema‘s album release journey, “Hush” is an entrancing and tantalizing foray into The Marías’ new world. While certainly the start of something special, “Hush” is also a remarkable, unparalleled release on its own – a track whose undeniable might sparks a fire in all who dare dive into its depths.

Prepare for a truly cinematic listen, and stay tuned for more as The Marías prepare to release Cinema this June!

Every night
I’ve been running in circles I know
Touching me
Get your paws of my Dolce cologne
Back it up
Off my throne cause you know you wanna
Make me
Walk away and forget about it
Hush
(You gotta keep it hush)
Hush
(You gotta keep it hush)
Hush

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