Premiere: MARG Brings Heartache to Life in Stripped Piano Song “Maybe”

MARG "Maybe"
MARG "Maybe"
Breathtakingly bittersweet and moving, MARG’s new song “Maybe” brings to life heartache’s intensity in a beautifully tender piano ballad full of emotional fragility.
Stream: “Maybe” – MARG




Stubborn and anxious don’t mix very well when we’re both in our heads in the same state of mind wanting just a bit more.

It’s hard to find the right words when you’re in the throes of heartache and heartbreak, but that’s where music comes in – to fill the gaps in our vocabulary, and express the depths and intensity of our visceral lived experiences. MARG’s intimate new single does all this and more as the artist reckons with the painful uncertainties and unspoken feelings of unrequited love. Breathtakingly bittersweet and moving, “Maybe” brings to life heartache’s intensity in a beautifully tender piano ballad full of emotional fragility.

It’s a stirring moment of complete honesty – a confessional outpouring the likes of which we seldom get the opportunity to express, let alone share with the person who needs to hear it most.

Maybe - MARG
Maybe – MARG
Maybe there’s more I imagined
than us holding hands
In dark with my eyes shut
I feel your attraction when
we’re close together
but it’s been unspoken so I’m
too damn scared to put myself
out there again.
Maybe I’m smart enough now
that I’ve grown up a little to
match your Divine energy just by
standing around.

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Maybe,” MARG’s poignant second single of 2021 (out May 7). Following her February release “Think You Like It When I’m Gone” – itself depicting a different kind of relationship trouble – “Maybe” finds the LA-based R&B/pop artist dwelling in impressively intimate waters as she bares all, exposing her most vulnerable truths.

MARG "Maybe"
MARG “Maybe”

Stripped down to just vocals and piano, “Maybe” presents as a soundtrack to love’s innermost pain.

It comes off nearly as a dirge or an elegant elegy for the intimate, shared moments – daydreamed and romanticized – that will never be. MARG’s chorus finds her face to face with everything she can’t say aloud, but in her breaths and the musical spaces, we feel the weight of everything she longs to express:

Do you think of me?
I’m too scared to say it out loud.
Would you mind if I?
Kissed you right now.

“The song is basically about a crush – I think I was just really sad one day, and I wrote it on the piano,” MARG says of “Maybe.” “I guess it’s about when two people can’t figure it out, like maybe one person likes the other more. It’s definitely feelings that I went through, but I do want to leave it open to interpretation.”

“I just sat down at the piano one day and wrote that whole beginning part and then I finished it at the studio. It’s just those feelings of wanting to make something work– doesn’t work. When maybe it’s all one sided, or maybe it just doesn’t work out. The feelings are all ambiguous and unspoken, so it’s all just a big maybe.”

Think if we gave it some time
we could
come to our senses and throw
those excuses we’ve made in our minds
out the door.
Cause stubborn and anxious
Don’t mix very well when we’re
both in our heads in the same
state of mind
wanting just a bit more.
MARG © 2021
MARG © 2021
But do you think of me?
I’m too scared to say it out loud
(Maybe one day I’ll ask you out loud).
and Would you mind if I?
Kissed you right now.

While delicate through and through, “Maybe” builds slowly and steadily up from a whisper – gaining some confidence and perspective along the way, such that by her finale, MARG is pounding on the piano and singing with a fuller, louder voice.

Still, “Maybe” never stops radiating pain and hurt – the raw, full-bodied feelings that envelop our hearts, bodies, and minds in the moment.

By removing the bells and whistles and focusing our attention on a very authentic, bare-bones musical and lyrical performance, MARG takes full control of a situation she otherwise feels little control in. This is her story; her heartbreak; her upheaval. MARG has outdone herself, creating through song an elevating experience that brings us up-close and personal with the heart-wrenching truths of unrequited love and intimacy.

Stream “Maybe” exclusively on Atwood Magazine.

Maybe I’m smart enough now
that I’ve grown up a little to
match your Devine energy just by
standing around.
Cause stubborn and anxious
don’t mix very well when we’re
both in our heads in the same
state of mind
Won’t you please stick around.

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