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Review: "It Matters To Me" - Queen Cult

Isn't it so insulting to your existence when someone takes advantage of your kindness? Some of us say "I thought you were different" a little too much these days when it comes to dating. You meet someone who makes you feel good at first, and then before you know it they change into a completely different person once they know they've got you caught in their web. They go from being the most special thing in your life, to someone you never want to see again. You feel tricked, you feel used, and they don't even seem to care how bad they've hurt you. "It Matters To Me" by Queen Cult sings of this type of relationship that most of us can relate to.

Right off the bat the style of the instrumentation gave me a nostalgic, No Doubt, 90s punk rock vibe with Queen Cult's own modern twist. The soundscape has an incredible flow that is easy to follow and will have you moving to the music. Queen Cult's lead vocalist, Maisie Johnson, has a vocal style that fits right into the nostalgic vibe and is reminiscent of Dua Lipa's rich and strong pop vocals. The instrumentation is what I like to call, a "real" sound. It sounds like a live band playing authentic instruments at a rock concert instead of the electronic virtual instruments we are used to in today's age - which if you ask me, we need a lot more of this in music again. I always say good music keeps you captivated throughout the entire song, and this song did exactly that.

Queen Cult is a trio alt-rock band based in Macclesfield, UK. The band consists of Maisie Johnson, Brodie Carson and Piers Jarvis. Being a queer and femme-led group, Queen cult majorly supports the LGBTQ+ community, and is changing the UK music scene by giving others a voice through their songs. "It Matters To Me" was written by Maisie for a friend who had gone through a rough relationship, that way her friend wouldn't feel alone, and that's exactly what Queen Cult is all about. Influenced by the likes of No Doubt, Paramore, Royal Blood and Nothing But Thieves, Queen Cult started their 2022 year by releasing an EP, "Woman That I Know", that ended up on several official Spotify, Deezer, and YouTube music playlists. Queen Cult is known for their live music and will be going on their first headline tour in February 2023. Find your tickets at

Written By Kaitlyn Nicole



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