Maggie Gently San Francisco, CA
Maggie Gently (she/her) is a San Francisco-based indie songwriter with a fondness for wild schemes and intimate gestures. Maggie is a queer woman whose identity is important to her and the community she creates and participates in.
Maggie Gently’s music is melody-driven and heartfelt — a big-city indie rock fascination with an unmistakable emo accent. Her songs are about how making decisions for your own mental health can feel like a matter of survival. Her debut EP Good Cry (May 28, 2020, Brace Cove Records) and 2020 singles "Where My Time Went" and "Bitter Pills" (Common Ground Collective) explored heartbreak, attempts at healing, learning things the hard way, establishing boundaries, and protecting your heart. Her new music peers around the edges of trauma for a new glimpse at what growth could look like.
Maggie Gently’s music is inspired by bands like Snail Mail and Lala Lala, Tancred, and Clairo. Maggie also finds inspiration in Meg Hayertz’ “Make It, Mean It” tarot-focused guided meditations, lesbian romance novels, and the Enneagram.
Hold My Hand was recorded by Grace Coleman at El Studio in San Francisco and Brian Ishiba in Los Angeles, and mixed and mastered by Grace Coleman. The song was produced by Eva Treadway (Pllush, The She’s), who also played lead guitar. Joey Grabmeier (Joy Weather, Maggie’s brother) played drums, and Sinclair Riley (Pllush, The She’s) played bass.
"'Hold My Hand' is as warm as happy tears on a cheek, the mist of emotion that leaps from some deep, dark well inside your being. It’s authentically Maggie Gently, even as she springs into the glistening sunshine to leave her sorrow back in the shadows. - Audiofemme
"It’s in the warm, fuzzy guitars, it’s in the way the song coasts along a flat road, the lay of the land changing just slightly in the chorus, it’s in the ease of Gently’s vocal that speaks with the reassurance of a friend who’s found you in a panic." - Secret Meeting