Hearing an acoustic version of your favorite song can really bring a new life into a story you already loved, and MAYCE is committed to doing just that with a series of acoustic reimagines of fan favorites from. her catalog. One of the latest in the series, “Can’t Get Over Us,” digs into the more vulnerable side of the original song, showcasing her emotive vocals while turning a sunny, summer-ready track into the ultimate soundtrack for late-night ruminations.
“The meaning of this song definitely changed for me when I re-recorded it acoustically,” MAYCE tells TREMG. “It went from being a carefree, ‘misfit’ type of meaning to a feeling of someone sitting deep into their emotions or losing someone. It’s such a heartache feeling, but it’s an emotion that is real and comes out even more in the acoustic version.”
Following her rebrand as MAYCE, these new acoustic versions give new life to her past work, while also commemorating her growth as an artist and the bond she’s built with fans along the way. It’s such a special project that celebrates her path so far and lets newer fans experience her previous eras in a refreshing light.
“Oh my gosh, it’s been so fun!!” MAYCE shares. “The days of prepping for the music videos and studio days all came back when redoing these, and it’s so bittersweet but exciting at the same time. I love reliving amazing moments like that and getting to move forward as MAYCE while still remembering what I did before is such a cool feeling.”
At a moment that brings together comforting nostalgia and excitement for the future, now is the perfect time to get on MAYCE’s wave and start diving into her music. With over a decade of experience in the industry and incredible songs under her belt, she’s truly nailed down who she is as an artist and honed in on the storytelling and emotional journeys that make her work so moving.
“I am so grateful to have such amazing supporters who have stuck with me for years on years,” MAYCE says. “It’s amazing to feel like you have grown with your audience and that’s exactly how I feel.”
You can find the acoustic version of “Can’t Get Over Us” on your favorite streaming services now, and get to know MAYCE on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter! Keep reading for more from our conversation with this dynamic artist.
Hi MAYCE, congrats on the new acoustic version of your track “Can’t Get Over Us!” How does it feel to share this alternate version with the world?
It feels amazing! I love the feeling of giving my followers something fresh and new. The unplugged version gives the song so much more depth and I love seeing so many people relating to it.
What does the song “Can’t Get Over Us” mean to you? Has that meaning changed over the years?
The meaning of this song definitely changed for me when I re-recorded it acoustically. It went from being a carefree, “misfit” type of meaning to a feeling of someone sitting deep into their emotions or losing someone. It’s such a heartache feeling, but it’s an emotion that is real and comes out even more in the acoustic version.
How do you feel the acoustic version of “Can’t Get Over Us” compares to the original song?
It definitely was a bit more challenging vocally and again, the meaning definitely was deeper. Going from something that was full production and redoing it at a much slower pace makes the song super vulnerable.
“Can’t Get Over Us” has so many beautiful lyrics, with one of our favorites being “you want me to believe in the shit that you preach, but you won’t pray for me.” Is there a certain lyric on the song that you’re especially proud of?
“And honestly, it’s getting harder to sleep with you right next to me. Is this where you want to be?” would have to be my favorite line. In my mind, when you can sleep comfortably next to someone, it’s a feeling of trust. When you start feeling uncomfortable when sleeping next to someone, you know something is off. I’ve felt that and it’s the worst feeling. That line is so real to me and means a lot.
Fans first heard “Can’t Get Over Us” back in January 2020, pre-pandemic and before you rebranded as MAYCE to kickstart a new era. How do you feel you’ve grown as an artist since then, and how has your creative process changed over the years?
I feel like I’ve definitely matured musically and visually. As an artist, we change and grow a lot, so it’s not unusual to change, but this time in particular was a big step because I felt like I was being reborn as an artist. MAYCE was something I had been thinking about for a long time and was the change I needed to grow into my true artist.
You’ve been making some amazing acoustic versions of your past work, and it must be so fun to get to give them new life! What has it been like for you to go back and reimagine these songs?
Oh my gosh, it’s been so fun!! The days of prepping for the music videos and studio days all came back when redoing these, and it’s so bittersweet but exciting at the same time. I love reliving amazing moments like that and getting to move forward as MAYCE while still remembering what I did before is such a cool feeling.
For anyone who isn’t familiar with your music already, which of your songs would you recommend to them to get a feel for who you are as an artist?
Definitely “Cry For Help” and Can’t Get Over Us” are great ones to start with. My new music coming out will also give you an amazing sneak peek into what’s to come.
We at TREMG love getting to know new artists who haven’t gotten the success or attention they deserve. Who are some of your favorite underrated artists at the moment?
Suriel Hess is an amazing artist and so so so talented. I was on a reality show (Rising Star) with him and he’s really grown into an amazing artist that I love. Madison Ryann Ward is also a favorite of mine. I’m obsessed with her voice and songwriting.
What can your fans look forward to in the rest of 2023?
New music and visuals!! So much is coming!!
Is there anything else you’d like to mention or say to your fans that the questions didn’t touch on?
I am so grateful to have such amazing supporters who have stuck with me for years on years. It’s amazing to feel like you have grown with your audience and that’s exactly how I feel.
By Madison Murray
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