Swiss songstress Mary Middlefield returns with a brand new single entitled “Sexless,” alongside its mesmerizing accompanying music video. Her newest release is a brash, rollicking, and raunchy number that really puts it all out there in a form of vulnerability separate from her past material.
The release of “Sexless” follows the arrival of her debut album, Thank You, Alexander, which dropped on March 3rd. Born mid-pandemic, Thank You, Alexander was Middlefield’s cathartic response to heartbreak and sadness. The album reflects her journey through themes of infidelity, romance, and abuse. Songs such as her debut track “Band Aid,” “Two Thousand One,” and “This One’s For You” garnered support from music publications like Clash, Notion, and The Line Of Best Fit.
Middlefield was named “SRF3 Best Talent” in the month of April, which allowed her to blossom further. In her first summer as an artist in the industry, she embarked on her first festival tour, playing renowned festivals such as Montreux Jazz Festival and Winterthurer Musikfestwochen.
Now, Middlefield returns with new material, starting with her new single, “Sexless.” It’s a rollicking and raunchy number that really puts it all out there. “I haven’t had sex in the past year,” it opens.
“I’d already pushed my sincerity all the way out there with the sad songs. But with this, I wanted to push myself towards embarrassment,” Middlefield explains.
In the end, she found laying it all out wasn’t so embarrassing at all: “It gave me a new perspective. There’s nothing really embarrassing about not having sex or being single or not having a partner or just not even wanting it. I don’t want to censor anything in my art. Life isn’t pretty, finding love and taking care of yourself and your loved ones is really fucking hard. A lot of people are cruel and mean. If just getting through the day is hard for most of the people I know, myself included, why would I try to make anything prettier than it actually is?”
Mary Middlefield’s newest music is a purging of emotion, one that’s allowing her to move forward with a clear mind and a clean palette. But for now, this is music for the people who are stuck, scorned, and lonely. Middlefield invites you to suffer and yearn and scream alongside her.