It's been almost a year since we last tapped in with the Ethiopian artist based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Maasho, but yesterday, he made his 2021 return with the uptempo indie smash, "strange."
Maasho brings a fortifying impression to indie music, fusing inspiration from pop-rock and hip-hop, creating a sound that feels new, but familiar when comparing this single to Maasho's previous discography. With his vocal processing featuring slight autotune and tasteful distortion, paired with singing in a chant-like, earworm tone, Maasho has created a "song-to-scream-along-to" recipe, perfect for gen-z listeners right now.
Maasho is no stranger to success, having multiple singles dip into the millions in streams, but that is just the start for the 19-year-old. Dive into Maasho's latest creation, "strange" below: