Fast-rising Lebanese artist Maro has just released his second single, dubbed "Take It Back." It follows his debut single, "carsick," and the countless YouTube covers Maro has become popular for.
Maro taught himself guitar through online tutorials, all while devouring every culturally-relevant musical genre: heavy metal and old-school hip hop, 90s grunge, and chart-topping pop. Growing up in war-torn Lebanon, he found music provided a much-needed constant and creative outlet.
With his new single and accompanying music video, Maro takes listeners on a nostalgic ride. His message strikes deeper than ever, with many looking back on "good times" during the pandemic. In the hard times, sometimes it's easy to relive the past.
A fresh addition to his original repertoire, "Take It Back" sets Maro's laidback, effortless vocal against slick indie-pop production, taking us another step further into his world. On the track, Maro describes, "'Take It Back' is about being nostalgic and reminiscing about the good moments you’ve had with a person when you were in high school. Experiencing the feeling of missing that someone, who’s not in your life anymore. It takes you back to the good times you miss and describes how someone made you feel, and how you feel about it now years later."
Maro's creative path is only just beginning, though his vision is already well-defined: to create songs that are sonically distinct and authentic to Maro at his core. As he states, ”I want to have something that fans hear and immediately know, this is Maro... The music is raw and emotional, and I just want people to find it real.”
Check out Maro's new single below, and let us know what you think!