Belot Releases New EP “Harmless Fun”: Streaming
London-based alt-pop singer-songwriter Maya Belot, aka Belot released her sophomore EP “Harmless Fun” on June 10, 2022.
It is her first project in two years since the 2020 debut EP “Electric Blue”.
The EP comprises 5-track, produced by Maya Belot, Max Margolis, and James Yuill.
“The 'Harmless Fun EP' is essentially a diary of my early 20's. Falling out of love, breaking up, navigating single life and falling in love once more. Over the last year or so I've definitely been learning a lot about adulthood, friendships and relationships. It sounds rather bizarre but the pandemic, albeit horrific in many many ways, brought me closer to the people in my life. My best friend and I spent a lot of time living together in lockdown and creating in our little attic room in East London. It gave us both a huge buzz and we realised that in a time where everyone felt so powerless all we could do to contribute to the world was make our music. As soon as life started again my fire to get into sessions and the studio was at an all time high. Everyone I worked with had exactly the same sort of realisation that we are sooo beyond privileged to be working in a job that essentially lets us play with digital lego and see what happens. So I suppose this EP is a little insight into my life, mistakes I've made, tequila I've overindulged in, ups, downs, left, rights, late nights, McDonalds bites. (Profound I know) Even in the hellish storm of the pandemic and the biggest break up of my life to date, silliness and laughter were constant in my life. The reminder of how delicate we all are, made it even more apparent that we can't take life for granted. At the end of the day a bit of 'Harmless Fun' never hurt anyone.”
- Belot explained of some tracks for the EP.
“'Harmless Fun' came about during the first lockdown in the UK. I found myself binge watching Modern Family, and it led me to this idea. The concept was essentially: What if the Dad character Phil Dunphy turned up to a conference thinking it was going to be a very legitimate and educational work conference and then all of a sudden he sees a whole bunch of businessmen absolutely hammered. He swiftly realises this is an adult version of spring break."
"The song is about giving in to the lighter side of life, and not being afraid to let your hair down. After all that's what life is about, having fun!"
“Driving to LA”
“'Driving to LA' is about when you have grown up in a teen relationship. You thought it would be a fling when it started but in the blink of an eye 16-18 flies by. All of a sudden you are faced with the fact that you have separate goals and opportunities that don't exactly facilitate each other. The dynamic that worked so flawlessly when you were at school doesn't seem to translate into adulthood. You will always have love for one another, but you have to find your own footing and start building your careers.”
“'Math' is about the struggle of not wanting a serious relationship in your youth. You are entangled with this person and you care about them, but you just can't find it in you, to settle down quite yet.”
“Fake Phone Calls”
“'Fake phone calls' is an unfortunately true tale about when I almost physically ran into my ex whilst walking with my new partner. In order to do anything and everything to avoid the hellish interaction, I fumbled and pretended to be on the phone and of course my phone decided to ring at that very moment, so I panicked and crossed the road… She pretended she didn't see me and the whole thing was the stuff of nightmares.”
Photo by Isy Townsend
- source : Apple Music