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Maimuna Memon releases new single ‘Sinner’

Maimuna Memon finds the common ground between theatre and accomplished leftfield pop.

A uniquely talented songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, playwright and actor, Maimuna Memon finds the common ground between theatre and accomplished left field pop. She’s making big waves on stage, her self-written, one-woman show ‘Manic Street Creature’ winning The Fringe First Award, The Stage Award for Performing and The Mental Health Award after a highly acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her reputation continued to flourish when she was nominated for an Olivier Award for her role in the Richard Hawley musical ‘Standing At The Sky’s Edge’, which also gained praise from Self Esteem and Jessie Ware. And while she is only just beginning her adventures in the world of pop, her introductory tracks,‘Calling’ and ‘First Born Child’ have already received support from Jamz Supernova, NME, The Line of Best Fit, The Guardian and The Independent.
Now Maimuna Memon underlines precisely why she is building such acclaim as she shares her official debut artist single ‘Sinner’. LISTEN HERE.

‘Sinner’ is a bold stylistic fusion in which expansive alt-pop, a surfeit of soul and folk-tinged songwriting are united by Maimuna’s distinctive vocal tone. And that voice unveils more layers as the song expands its dramatic aura, with Maimuna progressing from delicately enunciated coos to the full-blooded expression that she exudes when the song reaches its denouement. Lyrically it plays upon storytelling, philosophical musing and first person experience in a way that makes her a kindred spirit to similarly literary artists such as Regina Spektor, Angel Olsen, Fiona Apple and Benjamin Clementine.
Maimuna says, “‘Sinner’ is an all-consuming love story. It reflects on the deep connections we have to our ancestors, the religious guilt we inherit and the hope of breaking free from the choices the ones before us made. What was taught to us was not always what was best for us. How can we learn to forgive ourselves for our mistakes?”