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. “
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.
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.
Queer duo Witch Weather discuss new album and the influence of the DMV on their sound.
Philadelphia-based queer punks Witch Weather have a message for anyone who feels hopeless and worthless: you are not alone. With an irresistible sound that draws from 80’s goth and lo-fi grunge, the indie duo wears their heart on their sleeve, giving voice to complex emotions that many would opt to suppress in the recesses of their minds.
Join Alchemical Records as they connect with Witch Weather to discuss the band’s new self-titled album, their search for a sense of belonging as members of the queer community, the important element that keeps the duo’s creative bond strong, and the influence of the DMV on their sound.