A Powerful Mix of Folk and Pop. - Mary Middlefield: Two Thousand One
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posted 29 Dec 2022 by Krister Axel
Mary Middlefield might call Switzerland home, but her music certainly would be comfortable on the coffeeshop circuit of the Pacific Northwest.

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Mary Middlefield continues to set the stage for her full length release, with a second preview single entitled "Two Thousand One." We wrote previously about her first single "Band Aid," and she continues to impress with her unique and exciting mix of modern and classic influences.

"Two Thousand One" leverages a lively acoustic guitar in a flatpicking style as Middlefield explores the the blurry intersection between love and hate that so often accompanies the messy business of love and romance. "Two Thousand One" is full of both energy and introspection—with production notes that recall the powerful acoustic grooves of Death Cab for Cutie, crossed with the feminine presence and lyrical mojo of Anna Tivel. Mary Middlefield might call Switzerland home, but her music certainly would be comfortable on the coffeeshop circuit of the Pacific Northwest. With a driving beat and a breathy vocal presence, "Two Thousand One" reinforces her burgeoning reputation as a powerful presence at the intersection of acoustic folk and pop.

I have conflicting feelings
When it comes to you
You’ve been ignoring me
For the past two weeks
Have I done something wrong
To upset you now?
I hate you so much
I’m starting to love you

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist