‘How do you feel about love?’ is what’s asked at the start of George Maple’s debut ‘Lover‘. It has been a long wait, with a couple of singles to tide us over, but the debut of Australian Jess Higgs is here.
Do not be fooled by the length, ‘Lover‘ is an art project with interludes, comments and thoughts about love as a concept, rather than an object, with Higgs’ alter-ego delving into the art piece. Showcasing people’s thoughts and feelings, even stories, of falling in love.
There’s something that pulls in with the topic of love. Of course, everyone has their own interpretation of it, but Maple’s view gives us a way of asking what is it that makes it so pleasing, so attractive to possess and dominate it with power.
Varying into other themes that tie into love, with Greed and Power is the main talking points within the Goldlink featured ‘Sticks and Horses’, In time, however, Love can turn into a weakness, proven with ‘Kryptonite’ with the words as an example: “I’m in too deep, forgot to swim, oh baby I like it.”
Love shows a lot of passion in her first single ‘Lover’ – set in a nightclub, with a collective of emotions are running at the utmost highest, with Maple questioning her own love life, and putting things clear through the rest of the album.
‘Lover’ is giving us the chance to figure out what it means to be in love, while Maple is figuring out herself. At her most vulnerable, Maple’s ‘Lover’ is at her most relatable.
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