Fresh from the album Weedzie, Without You marks an emotively heart-breaking yet seductive soul-rock downpour – a beautifully mellow, passionate yet tired delivery that perfectly connects to the lostness and longing of the lyrics.
Always the Maypo Deluxe sound appeals for its organic swagger and that crisp, natural presentation of nostalgic arrangements. Always the song-writing intrigues, too – and this is far from the exception. Maypo blends familiar building blocks with subtle details for additional poignancy, and weaves in a story that captivates for its authentic personal touch as well as its poetic relatability – ‘Remember when we were a team?’.
Familiar yet fresh in the way that only Maypo Deluxe seems to master, Without You softly screams out on behalf of heartbreak and separation. The final third delves into the passionate uncertainty of this concept in a powerful fashion, the voice peaking, the guitar wandering into distortion and bends, the bass notes storming through with far more urgency. A brilliant progression that completely embraces its audience.
Gorgeous riffs and arpeggiation from two guitars, a wonderfully expressive vocal lead, a deeply moving display of vulnerability and honest desperation. Another beauty from Maypo Deluxe.