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Maddie Zahm unveils new single "STEP ON ME"

23 February 2023, 17:34 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

LA singer/songwriter Maddie Zahm has unveiled her first single of 2023, "STEP ON ME".

"STEP ON ME" is Zahm's first new release since linking with Francis Karel on "Seeing Other People" in December 2022, and is teamed with a video directed by Gus Black.

"I wrote "STEP ON ME" after my first queer breakup," Zahm explains. "We were both writing songs about our experience, and it was time for both of us to stop. I look back fondly at the time we were together. It's unfortunate to leave a situation and realise that you’d rather have them run your name into the ground than stay in love with you. As a triple water sign, writing a ‘fuck you’ song feels nearly impossible especially when the person you’re writing songs about is someone you think highly of! But this breakup left me a bit confused. Partly because it was my first deep relationship with a girl and also because we both are a little (a lot) dramatic. I walked into the studio and said ‘isn't it about time we stop over-romanticising this shit & start capitalising on it??’ and thus "STEP ON ME" was born. It’s the closest
thing I’ve really gotten to a ‘fuck you’ song. I hope that she wins Grammys & I hope I’m watching from home!"

Her debut EP You Might Not Like Her arrived in August last year.

Maddie Zahm's "STEP ON ME" single is out now on AWAL Recordings.

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