Joey Maxwell’s ‘my self’ Is An Attempt To Resist Introspection

It's about accepting himself...

South London riser Joey Maxwell has shared his new single 'my self'.

The superb, multi-talented force-to-be won attention with his single 'streetlights', and this new release shows the inverse of that song.

Out now, 'my self' opens as an alt-R&B slow jammer, before bursting into an immaculate synth pop chorus.

An attempt to wrestle away from introspection, 'my self' continues that search for identity – indeed, it's about learning to accept yourself.

Speaking about ‘my self’, Joey says: "At the time I wrote it I was feeling quite stagnant and uncomfortable with my own journey and, as much as I knew and still know, that it’s counterproductive to constantly compare yourself to other people, it felt sometimes unavoidable. Throughout the song, there is a realisation that perhaps it’s not better to be ‘someone else’ – however much I deep my own insecurities they are MINE and I have to own who I am."

"The slowed-down garage beat plays a bit of a homage to the formulative sounds of growing up and being a young person in ldn and I think this has more of a club tune vibe which is something that I want to explore as I develop," he continues.

"I hope anyone who listens to ‘my self’ is able to explore any level of introspection or find relief in it. I also hope that me being a man and being honest about insecurities and body positivity can maybe help continue a conversation that still seems to be stigmatised between men with stupid fucking constructs like toxic masculinity."

Tune in now.

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