By Stevie Connor.
The third single from “Chandelier & Bloom”. Accompanied by an official music video, is the title track to their debut album. It gives the album momentum going into yet another genre bend which Mae Simpson is known for.
“It was a moment in time I wanted to remember and I painted that one image in my mind,” said the Minneapolis-based singer songwriter. “An ode to how far we have come as a group and the power of music. No matter the ups and downs it’s a dream, and it’s attainable.”
Mae Simpson has been shaking up the Minneapolis music scene ever since her band formed in 2017, performing on larger and larger stages to a growing base of loyal fans across the Midwest. Led by her powerful vocals, the seven-piece band brings audiences to their feet with driving horns and a drum and percussion duo. The Minneapolis-based singer songwriter weaves elements of funk, soul, pop, rock and country into her sound. Mae and her bandmates leave it all on the stage.
Their high-energy show creates a powerful connection with the audience. Hailing originally from South Carolina, Mae has been passionate about singing and creating music for as long as she can remember. Her broad and soulful voice and deep well of creative energy are complemented by the musicianship and passion of the band. The band has released two EPs, Feel It Comin’ in 2018 and Did You Make it Back in 2020. Mae is set to release a full length album “Chandelier & Bloom” September 1st, 2023. With a local release show at the Fine Line in Minneapolis, MN September 9,2023, with NUR-D and The Get Together.
“Her raspy, dynamic voice is larger than life,” said Helen Teague of Minnesota Public Radio, “but not as large as her uncontainable energy that radiates from the stage.”
Simpson has opened for acts including Dermot Kennedy, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Robert Clay, Ike Reilly, Langhorn Slim, RubbleBucket, and Pert Near Sandstone. She has performed multiple times on the iconic First Avenue main room, The Fillmore in Minneapolis, the Basilica Block Party, Live On King Street in Madison, Wisconsin, and the Blue Ox Music Festival. If you are a fan of artists like Alabama Shakes, Lake Street Dive and Bruce Springsteen, Mae Simpson is right up your alley.
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