Marisa Maino Delivers a Stirring Rendition of "growing up can go to hell" Live From Burger King [Premiere]
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Marisa Maino's new single, "growing up can go to hell," is the heartbreakingly relatable anthem we all need. The live acoustic video, premiering exclusively on Ones To Watch, absolutely encapsulates the warm yet melancholic track. It's the perfect introduction to Marisa, donning a "Virginity Rocks" sweatshirt and lamenting about childhood in a Burger King parking lot (her go-to order is the chicken fries and cheesy tots, for the record).
In addition to her stunningly smooth and distinctive vocals, Marisa's knack for creating memorable lyrical moments shines through in "growing up can go to hell." The track executes a balance of clever lyricism, desperate yearning for the past, and unlocking core childhood memories. It's one of those songs that perfectly captures the ephemeral nature of coming-of-age and the ensuing regret of growing older.
If there's one thing we all have in common right now, it's our collective longing for the past. Marisa sums up the phenomenon in an equally personal and expansive fashion through the lyrics. The performance setup could have been recorded in virtually any city and has no indications of taking place in 2021, elevating the experience to a whole new level of relatability. "I wish more adults would take a second to go outside and run for fun like an elementary school kid with no agenda. I was expressing all of these frustrations to my co-writers, Mike Robinson and Sarah Troy, and I was reminded that's something we all feel at times," shares Marisa.
As a child who grew up up in the suburbs of Detroit, Marisa's passion for music was so strong she actually stole her mom's credit card and booked a flight to Los Angeles to audition for The Voice. Although life took her on a different path (the 23-year-old ended up attending Belmont University in Nashville and starting her career in Tennessee), this track nods back to Marisa's pesky childhood self with lyrics like, "Getting grounded sneaking out cause we'd always come home too late."
If you crave the blissful ignorance of being a kid again and think adulthood is overrated, Marisa is your go-to girl.
Watch the "growing up can go to hell" video below: