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Maria Diebolt’s Sultry Pop Single “Lock U Up” Explores Toxic Love

Pop artist Maria Diebolt returns with “Lock U Up,” the first song in a new series of songs on relationships and their deeper undertones.



Pop artist Maria Diebolt returns with the first song in a new series of songs on relationships and their deeper undertones. Releasing on September 23, “Lock U Up” is a heartfelt track that vocally and musically exudes comfort and warmth. Written during the beginning stages of a relationship that she ultimately found to be toxic, she explores the anxiety around waiting and the kind of power unhealthy attachments hold on your heart.

Waiting for messages, having second thoughts about their intentions, and assuming the worst things while still hoping that it all will work out in the end, Diebolt sings, “Looking back at all the hard times that we went through. You’re worth it all, there is nothing I would undo.”

“Releasing this song means so much to me. It’s the first one from a long list of songs that I wrote while going through a pretty rough time in my life. I hope this song, along with the others to be released soon, will help people feel like they’re not alone,” says Diebolt. “Unhealthy relationships can make you feel like you’re the only person struggling and that no one will understand or help. One of my goals with music is to let people know they are loved; they are not alone; they are powerful; and to use their voice to speak up for themselves and their beliefs.”

Cover art for “Lock U Up” by Marie Diebolt

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.