The momentous debut singe from the Norwegian-Serbian singer-songwriter and producer, signals big things for her soulful alt-pop.

Photography by Nora Creatives

Photography by Nora Creatives

The pull of Maggie’s debut single – yes, debut! – is instant. It’s a landmark, stirring track that submerges you from the first sweep of the cinematic string accompaniment, with Maggie’s vast, soulful vocals proving impossible to ignore.

Growing up listening to a canon of musical greats, with Ella Fitzgerald, Sting, Prince, and Frank Sinatra commonly heard playing in her childhood home, music has always been intertwined in Maggie’s life. Taking up a place at the revered Lilehammer Institute of Music Production and Industries, she explored her songwriting, vocal and producing skills, and was quickly scouted by one of the school’s visiting mentors, who signed on as her manager.

The sensational, electronic-imbued alt pop of “Paralyzed” is inspired by a bad trip. “Although you can interpret it in different ways,” she explains. “It could be about when you have an expectation about something and it doesn’t work out for you.” Lyrical universality is perhaps handy, as its a track surely destined for wide-reaching adoration.

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