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Maggie Cubillos Tredges Onward With ‘Slow Motion’

Blossoming artist Maggie Cubillos releases her second single ‘Slow Motion.’

Maggie Cubillos on a beach facing away from the camera and looking into the sky, with 'Slow Motion' written in peach text on the bottom of the image.
'Slow Motion' album art - Photo courtesy of Maggie Cubillos

Maggie Cubillos, a senior at Berklee College of Music, is finishing up one chapter of her life. For many people, early adulthood brings so many growing pains. A lot of people experience their first true heart break, the good and the bad of true independence, and all the other stressors of growing up. Cubillos hones in on this distinct feeling in her newest track. 

“It’s scary to acknowledge the end of a chapter and move forward but there is no set timeline for that,” says Cubillos in her press release. “I think society pressures us to feel like we should be at a certain place in our healing process when in reality that looks sooo different for everyone. Healing isn’t linear and writing this song helped me realize that and understand that growth takes time. “

Maggie Cubillos, a young, brunette woman, is standing on a beach and looking at the camera at sunset.
Maggie Cubillos, photo courtesy of the artist.

The track is enhanced by Cubillos’s immense vocal prowess. Her voice is soft yet crystal clear. She grew up performing a capella with many groups, and that background is evident in her unwavering tone and clear diction. 

The song is a slower acoustic piece, reminiscent of artists like Lizzy McAlpine and Leanna Firestone. It’s a vulnerable and raw exploration of the harder parts of moving on, and how that forward motion is not easy. Listening to it, I felt like I was intruding on some private information I was not meant to know, almost like I was reading the pages of her diary. It is a masterclass of vulnerability. ‘Slow Motion’ is available now on major streaming platforms like YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Music.

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Percy Sampson

Percy Sampson, New Orleans born and Virginia bred, is finishing up their time at University of Mary Washington, where they are double majoring in English and Theatre. A passionate writer, they spend most of their free time working on (mostly horror) scripts and short stories.

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