A whirlwind of Indie Pop, Rnb and Future Bass influences combine with unapologetic, raw lyrics and powerful synths to create the wall of sound that is Maari. Sporting comparisons to artists like; Alessia Cara, Flume, Glades, and Zedd; the Sydney based Pop Electronic duo blur the lines between music for the heart and music for the dance floor. With a mixture of delicate and dirty synths, roaring bass sounds and spitfire vocal performances, Maari deliver tracks that are shoutable and ‘crump-able.’
Maari now release a thumping yet vulnerable Summer banger to kickstart what looks to be an exciting year for the duo. ‘That Summer’ reveals a strong allegiance to Anthem like Pop. A crunching synth bass pairs with lush vocals; a continuation of Maari’s ever-contrasting dynamic of emotional but energetic music. Maari craft their lyrics for singing out loud, but infuse them with themes of strength and pain, trading emotional verses and empowering hooks.
‘That Summer’ explores our deepest need for love, affection and validation whilst tackling the guilt and pain of a dying love.’
Written and produced in the icy snows of Charlotte’s Pass, the pair workshopped several forms of the song before settling on the final version, just in time to round off the Australian Summer. The track was recorded in the Duo’s humble Inner West Studio before being mixed by Simon Cohen (Justin Bieber, Vera Blue, Glades) and Mastered by Ben Feggans (Flume, Hayden James, Miami Horror).
Officially formed in early 2017, the duo saw the release of their first single ‘Shades of Jealousy’ which combined their love of Rnb, Soul and Electronic Music and put them on the map as a duo unafraid to push the boundaries of Pop. Since then, the duo have released 2 more Powerhouse singles bringing their Spotify streams up to 30K. Within the last year, Maari have received international radio play and attention from blogs such as Pilerats, Auspop, and Wonky Sensitive. The Music Video for their latest single ‘Desire’ was featured at Sydney Fringe Festival’s Clipped.Tv event, Parramatta Lanes Festival and on MTV’s program ‘MTV Upload’ with over 85K views on FaceBook.
As well as spending days in the studio chipping away at a body of work, the pair have recently supported acts such as North East Party House, Wafia, E^st and Morgan Bain with their energetic yet raw live show.
‘With a beguiling blend of indie/electronic/R&B/pop, Sydney duo Maari have been crafting a serious name for themselves since forming last year, and their latest single Desire only adds more kindling to an already fiere flame.’
‘The track is a beautifully polished piece of self-recorded, self-produced home-grown R&B/Pop’
‘We’re clearly dealing with a band with a strong musical vision here’
– Sounds of Oz