Latina pop artist Maria Deirisarri released her dynamic new single, “Knock Knock Knock,” on April 15. A natural songwriter, Deirisarri took to paper when procrastinating homework that seemed insignificant compared to the outside world of sickness, fear, and our drastically changing society. But listeners should expect more than a typical pop song. “The song is a mystery story that takes place over 5 hours and 55 minutes,” says Deirisarri. “There are three main characters in the story, one male and two females trying to answer their own questions.”

Captured in darkness, the tension behind “Knock Knock Knock” rises as questions go unanswered and fears grow. It concludes by looping straight back to the beginning, creating a never-ending cycle of uncertainty. However, this single never once sacrifices quality, with Deirisarri’s vocals guiding listeners through the tale. Textured production and mesmerizing harmonies create a space for reflections on society’s new normal. “This track shows off a dark side of the artist’s imagination… There’s something cinematic about it. Maria’s vision for it was very clear from the beginning.” – Lazuli Vane (Patrick Taylor)

Although Maria Deirisarri is relatively new to the music industry, her affinity for music is nothing novel. Writing songs since 6-years-old, the now 16-year-old singer-songwriter has had a burning passion for music longer than she can remember. Infusing her Colombian heritage into her artistic identity, the Atlanta-born songstress is proud to blend her culture with the music scene as a Latin-pop princess in the making. Capturing life’s most important moments with unmatched emotional clarity, Deirisarri’s sound ranges from a romantic warmth to enticing darkness. The artist shines brilliantly as a lyricist beyond her years.

Excited to start releasing music, she debuted with her single, “Blindfolded,” in 2020, which she followed up with three other singles throughout 2021. Among the many things keeping the young artist busy, her triumphs in various competitions are at the top of the list. In 2021, she earned first place at Halcyon’s Got Talent 2021 in Georgia and landed second place in the nationwide competition for the Delta Mu Mu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Beyond those successes, she also made it to the final stages of Eddie’s Attic Biannual Songwriters Competition in 2019, the final stages of Madlife’s Undiscovered Artist Competition 2019, and competed in Georgia Has Talent 2020. Despite her young age, this colourful artist meets listeners with grace and uniqueness that is a breath of fresh air. Fans are eager to see what this up-and-coming superstar has up her sleeve.

Cover art for “Knock Knock Knock” by Maria Deirisarri
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Dawn Jones is the curator of the V13 imPRESSED Column. Previously known as imPRESSED Indie Music Blog, Jones and her team joined forces with V13 in 2020 to collaborate on an exclusive column on V13's site (imPRESSED) to bring a niche focus to the rapidly evolving indie music genre. Dawn is also the founder of Pressed PR - a boutique PR agency that focuses on PR for independent creatives. Pressed PR’s team works on a variety of campaigns partnering with independent filmmakers, independent artists, and independent labels. Pressed PR’s music clientele has landed in the pages of Billboard, Atwood Magazine, EARMILK, HYPE Magazine, and many others.