Maggie Lindemann captures the pain of unrequited love in “She Knows It”
Maggie Lindemann is exploring her emotions in her new single, “She Knows It.”
This track is the latest music since the Alternative Press cover star’s debut EP, PARANOIA, was released at the start of 2021.
“I wrote this song about liking a girl with a boyfriend when I first started writing my new album,” Lindemann exclusively tells Alternative Press. “It was a couple of years ago, but I was just so hurt about it because I felt like I was really being led on and used. I know a lot of women-loving-women can relate to this topic, so I was like, 'Fuck it. I'm gonna write about it.'”
In the song, Lindemann navigates the battlefield of emotions surrounding liking a girl who would simultaneously lead her on and complain about her boyfriend but wouldn’t break up with him.
The video stays in line with those emotions, beginning with Lindemann sharing hidden looks with her love interest and inviting her to a show that night. When the girl shows up with her boyfriend, Lindemann responds by flipping him off.
At the show, Lindemann sings as the crowd moshes and pushes around the boyfriend. As the song draws to a close, the love interest finds her way out of the crowd and finally approaches Lindemann to respond to the song.
“I wrote up the concept [for the visual] right when we made the song,” Lindemann says in a press release. “I instantly had a vision for it and wanted to give it a high school 2000s feel but also keep it current and industrial and surreal spin from a normal classroom setting. I wanted to tap into my high school fantasy.”
The artist teased the music video earlier this week on Instagram, saying that it would be premiering during the preshow of livestream House of Horrors, organized by blink-182’s Travis Barker. The livestream featured other alternative artists such as Mark Hoppus, Machine Gun Kelly and recent Alternative Press cover stars blackbear and iann dior.
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You can check out the visual for “She Knows It” below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Maggie Lindemann tour dates:
10/30 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
11/02 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues Orlando
11/03 – Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
11/06 – Dallas, TX @ The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
11/07 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston
11/11 – Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall
11/12 – Chicago, Il @ House of Blues Chicago
11/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
11/17 – Denco, CO @ Summit
11/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
11/21 – Vancouver, Canada @ Commodore Ballroom
11/22 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
11/24 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues San Diego
11/27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
11/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern