Maz O’Connor – Chosen Daughter
Critically acclaimed English singer and songwriter Maz O’Connor released Chosen Daughter, her first new studio album since 2016, on October 25 via Restless Head/Hudson Records and has been touring the record around the U.K. since. The Sun, reviewing Maz alongside Ringo Starr, called the album ‘a thought-provoking, narrative-rich song cycle which is both timeless and contemporary’.
Watch video for first single ‘San Francisco’ here: https://youtu.be/RgPVhPks1Bg
With a stunning voice, intelligent, bold lyrics and a talent for story-telling, Maz has released 3 albums and gained a loyal following since winning a BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship in 2014 (Adele was a previous recipient). During this year she wrote her album ‘This Willowed Light’, which earned her a nomination for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Horizon Award and appearances at high profile festivals such as Cambridge Folk Festival, WOMAD and Glastonbury. Her second album ‘The Longing Kind’, was a coming-of-age piece, about which Songlines wrote: ‘There is an inquiring intelligence as well as an emotional sensibility at work here…she plays and sings beautifully *****’. She toured the U.K. and Europe, and opened for such artists as David Gray, Thomas Dybdahl & Rosanne Cash. O’Connor’s new album ‘Chosen Daughter’ is a concentrated feminist statement. It is not protest music, but a very personal album which explores, and celebrates, the feminine, inspired by the stories of her female ancestors. It was released in October 2019 and called ‘her most ambitious album yet’ but The Observer.
‘Maz O’Connor’s ace, apart from her remarkable songwriting talent, is her captivating voice’ Q Magazine
‘The perfect mix of youthfulness and gravitas’ The Guardian