“Walk Backwards” is the infectious new song from New York-based alt-pop artist Maude Latour. True to her off-centre music style, the 20-year-old breakout singer-songwriter went out of the ordinary with this one. With a spellbinding instrumentation, irresistible chorus and intriguing lyrics, “Walk Backwards” exists to seductively challenge norms.
“This song specifically tackles the blurry line between love and romance that has always entered my relationships with my best friends,” Maude shares. “We place such a strict structure on our relationships, trying to put them into boxes. Love is fluid, liberated, it comes in friendship, strangers we smile at, romance, family, and little conversations throughout our days. Unpacking the rigidity of these structures leads to freedom in all types of love, allowing us to recognize it everywhere. ‘Walk Backwards’ is about the depths of my best friendship. It’s the closest relationship I’ve ever had, it’s made everyone I’ve ever dated jealous and confused about its meaning. This girl is my ride or die, I’d marry her, and she’s connected to me in the deepest way any person can be.”
Listen to the song, follow Maude Latour on Instagram and watch her live performance below.