Swiss folk-pop artist Mary Middlefield is proud to announce her debut EP Poetry (For The Scorned and Lonely), due for release on April 26th, 2024. The announcement comes alongside her brand new single ‘Young and Dumb’, stream here.

Mary Middlefield’s upcoming EP Poetry (for the scorned and lonely) is a purging of emotion, one that’s allowing her to move forward with a clear mind and a clean palette. But for now, this is music for the people who are stuck, scorned and lonely. Middlefield invites you to suffer and yearn and scream alongside her.

Bringing a delicate blend of alt-rock, post-punk and grunge to Mary Middlefield’s sound, ‘Young and Dumb’ relies on Middlefield’s captivating voice and a lush instrumental backdrop to create a brooding slice of darker alternative pop.

Talking about the track, Mary explains, “Do you ever experience that profound disappointment in yourself when somebody else wrongs you? Instead of assigning blame, you turn inward. You question your judgement, innocence, and foresight, thinking you could’ve prevented the pain if you were wiser. But the truth is, people shouldn’t treat other people poorly. Despite our efforts, we sometimes become victims of others’ cruelty. In those moments, it’s essential not to blame ourselves, but to affirm our worth and refuse to let their actions define us.”

In Lausanne, Switzerland, wildflower-trails blaze with ultraviolet colour, mountains of myth surround a lake of sapphire. It’s a beauty so intense that it pacifies itself, turns still, and silent. Musician Mary Middlefield – who, for all her life, has called Lausanne home—splits the landscape apart, turning it into a wild scream. Her music is like a howl in the beautiful wilderness.

A former student of classical violin, 22 year-old Mary Middlefield now wields high drama, desire, and vulnerability as keys to making meaning in a complicated universe, where love and abuse coincide. Her roomy, stream-of-consciousness songs veer between a keening pop-punk fueled intensity and a lovely folk-inspired softness, inspired by the likes of Elliott Smith, Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley, as well as more recent artists like Claud, Jockstrap and The Japanese House.

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