Mae Krell is a force to be reckoned with. With their non binary pronouns and rockin pink hair, they are an artist of and for the future of music. Their acoustic voice and transparent lyrics in the new hit “Monster” demonstrates their inner demons of battling addiction before the age of 19. Krell’s struggles have now become their reason to shine through, proving that you can beat addiction. In the song, “Monsters”, they repeat the lyrics of “my screams sounds like whispers”. Krell’s vulnerability is exemplified throughout the melody, but that’s not what makes them a good artist. They are reaching new limits and heights when it comes to gender expression. They challenges the idea of wearing their heart on her sleeve by daring to write music about it.
The coolest part about “Monsters”, other than their bleak exposure, is that Krell’s sister was apart of the music video as the lead roll. The video itself illuminates the idea of mental monsters as the monsters we all feared under our bed as children. Their’s lyrical and physical metaphors of addiction are what creates the song, and allows their fans to believe they are never alone in the habitual war of injurious activity.
With their inspiration from Post Malone and the underground music of New York, Mae Krell writes music from the soul.
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