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  • Emma Kimberli

Review: "Composure" - Maria Shockey

This title track off Maria Shockey's first album will pull at your heartstrings and make you stare up at your ceiling, questioning yourself... in the best way possible, of course. "Composure" by Maria Shockey is a song for people who struggle with letting themselves be vulnerable. Now, aside from the message, I still love this song. The production is well done very clean, and neat sounding. Maria has a voice perfect for this genre of music; it pulls you in and lulls you into a state where you can only sit and listen.

Sonically, this track reminds me of Halsey, specifically her second studio album "Hopeless Foutain Kingdom". The meaning of this song resonates hard; it's about being terrified of letting someone see all of you. You are asking yourself, is prying your heart open for someone worth it? You want nothing more than to let your walls down, and the other person wants to be able to see you for you. Your closed-off brain is causing a strain on the person you love, so you are trying your absolute best to trust them. It's a beautiful and gentle song, with a lovely meaning.

Maria Shockey is an up-and-coming pop artist. She just released her first album, titled "Composure". She has played several live gigs, absolutely stealing the show at each one. She shows her relatable sense of humor on her TikTok, drawing more people in a genius way. She has amassed an impressive following. She is really doing amazingly for herself and has been releasing music on Spotify since 2019.

Written By Emma Kimberli



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