Maxine Ashley premiered the video for her R&B reimagining of Portishead’s classic “Glory Box” on Noisey UK. Watch the video here. A seductive elegance comes off Maxine as she begins her soul-stirring rendition of the song in a grand foyer, the black and white film underscoring the splendor and a knowing look in Maxine’s eye. As the rhythm explodes, the screen bursts into color and Maxine takes the song to a different place no one else can create. The video was directed by JL Brown. “Glory Box” is the first video from her forthcoming Mood Swings EP presented by Krucial Noise, which will be released digitally on Tuesday, September 17. The EP features production by Kerry “Krucial” Brothers and Pharrell Williams.
Bronx-born Maxine Ashley is a soulful & sassy 20-year-old misfit with a mesmerizing voice and a rebel spirit. She defies conventions with her adventurous music and style, loves the Smiths as much as Beyonce, and refuses to keep her big mouth shut! Her YouTube Channel has over 9,000,000 views of her spellbinding covers of R&B hits recorded in her bedroom. Maxine’s magnetic performances in the videos soon made fans and champions out of fellow artists like Pharrell Williams and Lil Wayne, both of whom recorded with her. Maxine has traded her bedroom for the studios of New York and London where she’s developed a cosmopolitan mix of urban pop, R&B, electronic music, and soul that is undoubtedly from New York but ready for the world. Her guest appearance on Italian DJ Alex Gaudino’s single, “I’m in Love”, for Ministry of Sound was a smash hit with radio and club DJs across Europe. She also had a track handpicked by Lanvin to soundtrack the fashion label’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection.
Mood Swings EP out September 17.