LA-based artist Maddie Jay dissects toxic relationships in the yummiest of ways in her new single “The Peanut Butter Song”.
Indie pop singer-songwriter Maddie Jay is fed up with all the fakers, cheaters and phonies in her delightfully eccentric new single “The Peanut Butter Song”. Known for her ability to blend an amalgam of sounds and genres, Jay’s latest song is another delicious melting pot.
Born in Northern Canada and now based in Los Angeles, Maddie Jay has experienced life in two extremes; the slow paced vastness of the Canadian wilderness and the constant hustle and bustle of Hollywood. Having been exposed to these two contrasting locations, Jay’s music soaks up a diverse range of influences, which is evident in her latest single.
Featuring laid-back, ethereal vocals, funk-fuelled synths and delicately meandering melodies, “The Peanut Butter Song" details the negative side to modern dating and how it’s so hard to find authentic people in a world full of wannabes. With quirky, colloquial lyrics the songwriter brings a light-hearted touch to an otherwise disheartening narrative. Touching on the everyday occurrences of life as a millennial and everything that comes in hand, the relatable themes of her music have resulted in emanating an honest and identifiable feeling for listeners, building her a loyal and ever-growing fanbase.
"'The Peanut Butter Song' came to be while I was trying to find a way to describe some toxic relationships in my life. They can be so hard to spot, and in fact a lot of red flags can come across as super appealing right off the bat,” shares Maddie. “Things like 'You are so unhappy/unorganized, let me help you get your life together' or 'I want to help you with your career!' It all sounds great at first but there can be some really manipulative and controlling behaviours tied in with that kind of stuff.
"It's like when people fall prey to health trends and healthy looking packaging, but in reality what they are eating is PACKED with sugar and is soo bad for you. I like finding silly ways to talk about serious things.”