Mae Krell is a fast-rising New York-based acoustic singer-songwriter whose emotive music is sitting extremely well with the teen’s peers. The proof is in the pudding, so to speak, as lead single “Monsters” (off the unsigned musician’s debut four-track EP Anabasis) has amassed an impressive 250k Spotify streams without any promotion or previous recordings. Today, hot on the heels of the aforementioned song’s success, we’re thrilled to help Krell debut the Sarah Midkiff-directed and edited “Monsters” music video.
Also of note is that Krell is non-binary identifying and goes by they/them. After the “Monsters” single release, Krell spent about a year at a Utah-based treatment facility battling addiction. The music flows, the content is heavy and this young individual has already experienced quite a bit. Speaking of the album, Krell left us with these thoughts:
“There’s this perception versus reality concept that comes up a lot in ‘Monsters’, of seeing and feeling things that other people may not be aware of- almost living in an experience that is so personalized to you that it feels isolating. The video was made with two of my good friends and my sister over the course of one day in a borrowed room in Brooklyn for under $200. There was an honesty and intimacy that we felt we wouldn’t be able to achieve in any other way, which is why we decided to keep the making of a video for a song that was close to home, well, close to home.”