Following 2016’s debut Live To Love You’ll Love To Live, Birmingham singer/multi-instrumentalist Maria Rodriguez – aka MeMe Detroit – has now blasted into our ears once more with her new EP Life In The Now.
Covering relatable themes of everyday life, and also largely inspired by one of Rodriguez’s favourite books – Eckhart Tolle’s ‘The Power Of Now’ – the EP oozes an empowering, positive spirit throughout.
Kicking things off is the raw, gritty power of ‘Churchside Inn’. Propelled by racing beats and a pummelling energy, alongside MeMe’s distinct seething growl, it’s an instantly infectious slice of anthemic rock ‘n’ roll. Continuing with all the raucous riffs and thrashing beats you could ever desire is ‘Soc Med Junkies’. Hitting on the hard truths of social media and our unrelenting addiction to it, it oozes a rousing magnetism and impassioned energy, in the same vein as rock legends Foo Fighters.
Third track, and current single, ‘De Moe’ immediately hits the ears with its pounding beats and stomping bass lines, powered by an immensely catchy rip-roaring force as MeMe’s soaring vocals add an eerie majestic power, whilst penultimate offering ‘Will You Be My Lie?’ burns with a sweeping emotion that’ll leave you hungry for more.
Closing the EP with a frenzied energy, ‘Run Riot’ certainly lives up to its name. Exuding an energy-fuelled, fist-clenching force, it builds to cinematic climax as the distinctive snarling vocals of MeMe continue to rage.
A fast and furious sonic tour de force, Life In The Now is the riotous antidote we need right now; one listen and you’ll be hooked on MeMe Detroit’s uplifting energy and unique take on classic rock ‘n’ roll.
Life In The Now is out now via SoulRock Central Records.