MaeLeigh is a Albuquerque, United States based musician, composer and producer who is well versed in the arts of pop sounds. MaeLeigh has just released an original single titled “Running Away”. We had a few questions and answers with him. Below are exclusive details on MaeLeigh and his new release.
What’s your official stage name?
My artist’s name is MaeLeigh
When did you decide to pursue music as a career?
I started writing music in a rock band called Send The Messenger. I’ve since then started writing my own music under the name MaeLeigh.
How would you describe the music you typically create?
My first song with lyrics is “Running Away”. I decided to start writing electropop music. The genre is also similar to indie electronic and indie pop.
What feelings, subjects or concepts inspire you as an artist?
I love writing songs with energy, melody, and rhythm. I’ve been inspired to write lyrics from a collection of my prior experiences.
If you could have your fans remember one thing about you, what would it be?
Keep listening to MaeLeigh if you love cool melodies and synthwave inspired music.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
The internet has brought a lot of opportunity to the independent artists of the music industry. Artists are now able to post and become viral based on interested viewers.
Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of music?
I love to work with anything technical and am a full-time software engineer. Music is my passion.
Which famous musicians do you admire?
I’m a big fan of the bands/artists Lauv, Lany, The Band Camino, SG Lewis, and Fiji Blue just to name a few.
Describe your favourite and least favourite part about being a musician.
As a musician you rapidly experience ups and downs. You can fall in and out of love with the music you write. It takes a lot to write, produce, mix, and master a song. Some parts are more fun than others but it feels so good to release a song for others to hear.
What accomplishments do you see yourself achieving in the next 5 to 10 years?
In the next 5 years, I hope to release a couple albums and begin to produce/collaborate with other artists.
What is this new release about?
Released in May of 2022, the song Running Away was the first song I wrote and sang lyrics on. The song was written during a time where I felt like everything was going wrong. I wanted to just pack up my shit, leave everything, and start fresh. Those feelings were so conflicted with leaving what I still had in my life. I questioned why I was “Running Away” and began to mentally argue with myself. After everything settled in my head, I started writing the music and the lyrics just came naturally. It was a very emotional process but felt so good to get those feelings out on paper and in a song I enjoy.
Who and how many people worked on it?
I composed the music, wrote/sang the lyrics, produced the track, mixed, and mastered the song.
What are you working on next? Any future plans or projects in the pipeline that we should look out for?
I’m working on finishing the rest of the EP and will be releasing a song called “Over You” very soon.
If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?
Never stop listening to new music. There will always be something out there that you’ll love.