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Maggie Gently

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Maggie Gently (she/her) is an indie/alt-rock artist based in San Francisco. Originally from New England, Maggie moved across the country for a girl (now, her wife), and in the process, fell in love with transitions, slowness, and California. Maggie Gently’s music is melody-driven and heartfelt — a big-city indie rock fascination with an unmistakable emo accent. Her songs are about queer love, inner healing, signs from the universe, and the power of interiority.

Her new record Wherever You Want to Go (Slang Church, 2024) is about taking stock of your life: thinking deeply about additions and subtractions and trusting your gut. The album is sweet, dark, and lovably gay alt rock. Maggie wrote the songs on this record after turning 30 and starting a new career as a librarian, getting engaged, and coming to terms with how the pain of her 20s would weave in with the rest of her healing life.The album is inspired by the clean, early 2000s rock sound of Jimmy Eat World blended with contemporary indie influences like Rosie Tucker, The Beths, and Remember Sports. In addition to music, Maggie finds inspiration in lesbian romance novels and the Enneagram.

Wherever You Want to Go was recorded and produced by Brian Ishiba and Wolfy in Los Angeles, and was mixed by Grace Coleman at Different Fur Studios in San Francisco. It was mastered by Ian Farmer at the Metal Shop in Philadelphia. Joey Grabmeier (Joy Weather, Maggie’s brother) played drums on the album.