Maggie Rose refuses to back down to society's expectations in powerful new song, "Saint"

Article Contributed by Big Hassle Media | Published on Sunday, May 2, 2021

Nashville-based rock and soul singer-songwriter Maggie Rose releases the gospel-power of new song “Saint” from her forthcoming album, Have A Seat.  “Saint” unfolds slowly as a delicate refusal to succumb to the expectations of others and ends in a giant choir-swaying groove as Rose belts “I’m not a saint” to the waves and swells of a fading Hammond B-3 and string section.

LISTEN TO “SAINT”

“This song’s about admitting to not being perfect and being okay with that,” says Rose. “It’s something we should stop expecting of women—because women are many things, and saintly is not a requirement.” Have A Seat arrives everywhere Friday, August 20 via Starstruck Records. Pre-orders are available now.

Have A Seat has received early praise with the release of the album’s fiery-horn-groove stomp song “Do It,” and the powerful “What Are We Fighting For,” a song that offers a gorgeous introduction to the album’s message of loving solidarity. The accompanying video for “What Are We Fighting For” premiered exclusively via CMT and MTV.

LISTEN TO “DO IT”

LISTEN TO “WHAT ARE WE FIGHTING FOR”

WATCH “WHAT ARE WE FIGHTING FOR”

Have A Seat is Rose’s third full-length and was produced by Ben Tanner of Alabama Shakes at the iconic FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. In a series of pre-pandemic sessions, Rose recorded live with a lineup of heavy-hitters that includes bassist David Hood of the Swampers (the group of session musicians who played on records from legends like Aretha Franklin and Etta James) and guitarist Will McFarlane (Bonnie Raitt, Levon Helm), along with her longtime bandmates/collaborators Larry Florman (background vocals/percussion), Alex Haddad (guitars), and Sarah Tomek (drums) of Them Vibes, as well as guests such as Marcus King, among others.

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