Following 2016’s debut Live To Love You’ll Love To Live, Birmingham singer/multi-instrumentalist Maria Rodriguez - aka MeMe Detroit - returns with her new EP Life In The Now, out now via SoulRock Central Records.
Recorded along with band members Paris Moon Fennell (bass) and Barney Such (drums), Life In The Now covers themes of everyday life, whilst also giving a subtle nod to one of MeMe’s favourite books ‘The Power of Now’ by Eckhart Tolle. A collection of five tracks, each an uplifting blast of real, infectious rock ‘n’ roll with shades of the likes of legends Foo Fighters, the EP showcases MeMe Detroit’s ability to fuse together an eclectic range of sounds to create something entirely her own.
Oozing scuzzy hooks and MeMe’s gritty, impassioned vocals, EP opener ‘Churchside Inn’ is an ode to her favourite pub, The Actress & Bishop in Birmingham, as it’s propelled by racing beats and a raw energy. Whilst ‘Soc Med Junkies’ hits on the hard truths of social media and our unrelenting addiction to it, and closing track ‘Run Riot’ urges the listener to stand up tall and take positive action towards a better and happier life for yourself, forthcoming single De Moe (meaning tired or weary in Dutch) is inspired by the negativity that seems to emanate from the human mindset due to the way society has moulded us. With each track encouraging a positive outlook on life, an immense, riotous power rages throughout, marking MeMe Detroit out as a true sonic force to be reckoned with.
MeMe Detroit became the alias for singer/multi-instrumentalist Maria Rodriguez in 2014. After having played in bands previously, she made the decision to go out on her own, and describes the feeling of complete freedom when going solo as like a huge weight being lifted, as a real happiness in playing music was ignited again. Following the release of debut album Live To Love You’ll Love To Live, Rodriguez was joined by Such on drums, and most recently Fennell on bass, thus completing the killer line-up. Now, having received acclaim from the likes of Louder Than War, BBC Introducing and Kerrang! Radio, MeMe Detroit looks set to take on the world with the rousing magnetism of Life In The Now.
Life In The Now, the new EP from MeMe Detroit, is out now via SoulRock Central Records.