Maisie Peters has announced that she has signed to Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records, and will be releasing her debut album, “You Signed Up For This,” on August 27th (pre-order here). In tandem with the announcement, Maisie has revealed that her new single, ‘Psycho,’ co-written with Sheeran and Steve Mac, will be released on July 2nd.
With her knack for transforming everyday experiences in to vividly written diary-style songs, “You Signed Up For This” is both Maisie’s coming of age story and a love letter to girlhood; penned with the wit, charm and quiet confidence that has seen her ascend from busking on the streets of Brighton, to recently making her US TV debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Transporting us directly into her world as she navigates from small town teenager to adulthood, there’s a universal sense of familiarity and nostalgia as she shares memories of blossoming relationships (‘Outdoor Pool,’ ‘My Elvis Song’), being played (‘Boys,’ ‘Volcano’), heartbreak (‘Tough Act,’ ‘Villain’), and first holidays with her twin sister (‘Brooklyn’).
Maisie treated fans to their first taste of “You Signed Up For This” earlier this year with ‘John Hughes Movie.’ The track soared to No. 1 on iTunes the weekend of release, was playlisted across BBC Radio 1 and 2, and has been streamed over 11.5 million times globally to date.
Revered for her songwriting, Maisie has spent the past three years honing her craft in sessions across London, Los Angeles and Nashville, creating songs for “You Signed Up For This” alongside the likes of Ed Sheeran, Steve Mac, Fred again.., Johnny McDaid, Miranda Cooper, and producers Joe Rubel (Tom Grennan, Benjamin Francis Leftwich), Afterhrs (Niall Horan, GRACEY), Rob Milton (Easy Life, Holly Humberstone) and Brad Ellis (Jorja Smith, Little Mix).