Chichester born singer-songwriter Maybug, or better known to his friends as Joseph, has previewed his first song, Slipping Gears.
With a stage name taken simply from his love for the month of May, Maybug delivers us wonderfully composed acoustic folk sounds accompanied by simplistic yet effective lyrics, and we have a feeling this is the beginning of something special.
“Slipping Gears was written at a time of personal failure,” says Joseph. “I quit university for the 2nd time and whilst reflecting on this, I wrote a set of songs. I got in a van and took these songs around Europe in the summer, finally recording them when I got home a few months later.”
The sole use of just guitar throughout really strips back this beautifully written song. Opening with the lyrics “I gained doubt through countless times, I needed help to figure out why”, this song transfers like personal heartfelt diary entry from Joseph.