Solid rock rhythms and distorted guitars kick up the pace in an instant, as Maryann Stefanik introduces her nostalgic punk and rock EP TIME.
Balancing poetic depth and imagery with catchy licks, hooks and clear vocal presence, Sharpen Your Knives delivers an immediate rock anthem of poignant topical contemplations and escapism combined.
After this, the unmistakable House of The Rising Sun is delivered with purity of guitar and Maryann’s now recognizable vocals of passion and personality. Simple reverb drenches the arrangement to reinforce both the live aspect and nostalgia of the completed sound.
We then move into the smooth pop-rock warmth of a melodic and lighter Every Time I Think Of You, a welcomed break from the contrast of fast rock and mellow blues, before the rock and roll instrumental and uplifting hook of The Outsider brings back a classic vibe and driving anthem that’s easy to get lost within.
Wrapping things up is a live take of Picture Perfect, acoustic and supported by a keen audience captured in real time. The stripped-back setting allows the breathy qualities of Maryann’s voice to shine in a whole new way, and the melodic finger-picking and chord strums enhances the thoughtful wonder of the lyrics in a compelling fashion.