Maggie Rose is following on from the spectacular “Body On Fire” with the very soulful sounding “Pull You Through” and “Just Getting By”. The Nashville artist spent time in the studio working on the two new songs, which are separate to her latest EP Dreams>Dollars. The songs were captured in one take and featured her eleven piece band which feature members who have played with the like of Kelly Clarkson and Steven Tyler to her own musician friends.
“I wrote this with two of my closest friends, which really helped me tap into the intimacy of this song about unconditional love,” Rose says of “Pull You Through”. “In order to give it the timeless feel we wanted it to have, we gave the song a throwback arrangement and production. The 6/8 feel, the background vocals and the lyrics are intended to conjure almost a spiritual feeling surrounding the love we’re writing about. My grandparents passed away seven weeks apart shortly after we wrote this song and I think of them and their love every time I sing the last verse.”
“Just Getting By” is a love song that looks at the joy of being in a real-life relationship, away from all the glamorous ideas of a romantic blossoming love. The song bridges the gap between pop country and R&B effortlessly, with Rose’s ability to make a smooth and catchy melody. “Pull You Through” has a truly soulful feel as she sings of the person who pulls her through the tough times. The song has undertones of an homage to her husband who is on the road with her.
“We have these expectations of ourselves and compare our progress to others’ and when things don’t go as planned, we have an opportunity to show ourselves,” Rose says of “Just Getting By“. “As newlyweds who are in business together, my husband and I have made a lot of sacrifices for my music and it has brought us so much joy, but it has also put pressure on us and our relationship at times. We recognize the beauty in the struggle, but sometimes you just have to tell each other that the struggle won’t always be there, even if you can’t be sure.”