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MegaGoneFree Turns Up the Heat with New Single ‘Thermostat’

By Charlie Maybee

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Baltimore, Maryland-based alternative pop artist MegaGoneFree recently released a new single “Thermostat,” which turns up the heat with its mix of electric guitars and electronic beats.

This track manages a fine balance of genre influences like rock, soul, and R&B and merges them into something new and engaging. There are solo guitars doing their best 80’s hair metal impression as they screech in the background like long lines of paint running down a large canvas. Underneath it, we get the natural cityscape foundation that comes from the urban roots of electronic drums with the passionate alto melody guiding us through this new sonic geography.

MegaGoneFree describes “Thermostat” as an “alternative rock/pop anthem for the pushovers of the world.” “This song was made to touch on the thought processes of someone with a toxic sense of self worth…my main goal is to get through to those who struggle to empathize with this feeling. I hope that I can contribute to them growing a deeper understanding,” MegaGoneFree adds.

Genre boundaries don’t seem to be an issue for MegaGoneFree. In fact, with this single, MegaGoneFree seemingly revels in the defiance of easy categorization. It’s a refreshing take which, on the heels of her previous single’s viral success (be sure to check out “Ctrl+Del”), promises exciting things to come as we wait in anticipation for her next release.

“Thermostat” is available on all major streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL, Deezer, Pandora, and YouTube. This track has been added to our Alchemical Weekly YouTube Playlist

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Charlie Maybee

Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Winchester, Virginia who currently teaches in the Dance Division of the Shenandoah Conservatory. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression. He also currently fronts local hard rock band, The Aftershakes, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.

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