Bassist/vocalist Maddie Jay and multi-instrumentalist/producer Bobbing have teamed up for their new single, “Marie“, out today. The new song serves as an ode to world famous organizing consultant Marie Kondo and how easy she makes it look to change your whole life around on her Netflix show, even if that isn’t the reality of it. Listen to it now below.
The funky instrumental elements of the song perfectly contrast the lyrical content, which reflects on how Gen-Z tends to discuss their mental health; burying the more serious topics underneath deflective humor.
Maddie Jay and Bobbing found their way to each other in true quarantine style – lurking around on SoundCloud with nothing else to do but stay inside and create. Maddie Jay explains, “I wrote this song over an instrumental that Bob had made around mid-quarantine. I had found his music online and was just so obsessed with the sound design and creativity he had. I happened to be watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo at the time and was feeling frustrated that I couldn’t just change my situation and revamp my tiny studio apartment. She makes it look so easy on the show of course, but it almost made me feel worse that I couldn’t clean my way out of my deteriorating mental health and isolation. Self-help doesn’t really work when your circumstances are shitty!!”