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Graham Clark
Features Writer
2:00 AM 12th February 2020

Mae Muller Shines In Manchester

Landing the support slot on the Little Mix arena tour last year certainly has raised Mae Muller’s profile. Whilst artists such as Dua Lip, Anne Marie and Mabel are riding high in the singles charts, radio in this country has yet to wake up to the songs and charm of Mae Muller.

The concert at Manchester’s Deaf Institute was not surprisingly sold out. With most of the lyrics to her songs being about how men can behave badly in relationships it is not surprising that the words resonate with her mainly female fan base.

Seldom have I witnessed a gig where the audience know all the words to the majority of the songs – especially when the artist has yet to release most of them, be it on single or album, at times it felt like gate crashing on the best kept secret in pop.

From opening with Leave It Out the Manchester audience and Muller were as one – with her friendly persona it was like watching your best friend up on stage.

Her songs touch on R&B, pop and to a certain extent there is a jazzy vibe amongst them. She debuts a new track, I Don’t Want Your Money which again is about a boyfriend who this time flashes his cash rather than taking care of his girlfriend.

Her 3 piece band work tiresly but never steal the spotlight from Muller.

In a perfect world her new single, Therapist would be Number 1 – it certainly deserves to be, it is one of her best tracks so far in that it will appeal way beyond her core audience. It was hard to believe that she has yet to hit the big time, it was like watching an artist at the peak of their career rather than one just starting off in the dizzy world of pop.

Anti Climax closes a one hour set that proved that Muller deserves to be up at the top. Afterwards she meets her fans at the side of the stage, selfies are taken, hugs given and the smiles are as wide as the Manchester ship canal. At this rate Muller will soon no longer be the best kept secret in pop.