Maggie Lindemann Finds Herself a "hostage" in Her Own Mind


Maggie Lindemann starts 2024 analyzing her mental self-confinement with the release of her latest track "hostage." On the single, which addresses feelings of being trapped, she explores her mental confinement with aching honesty, painting a picture of the relentless storm that runs through your mind, even if everything appears fine to the outside world. 

"hostage" opens with pulsing, early 2000s-era guitar riffs before bringing in dynamic layers of driving percussion and Lindemann's ethereal vocals. She croons over the moody production, "I shut it out, just let it go / I'll drown in it when it overflows/ I get so low and it fucking shows," worrying that the "home" she's built will fall apart and sink. In the high-octane choruses, she begs her loved ones to hold her close and be patient as she deals with the storm inside her mind. Her soaring vocals take off over coatings of thrashing guitar riffs and crashing percussion, packing a punch into the listener as Lindemann continues to weave her story of woe, asking to be saved from her captivity.

The accompanying music video, directed by Vixxion, is a beautiful and haunting representation of the prison Lindemann's mind has become. The video has a nostalgic, horror movie-esque aesthetic that follows the singer as she paces around her house, unable to find any means to escape. Giving a passionate performance of the song to no one, she finds a window ajar upstairs. She takes a deep breath before taking the plunge and jumping into the abyss of the outside world, only to wake up in her bed and question her reality.

"hostage" is Lindemann's first offering since her 2022 debut album SUCKERPUNCH. She returns more confident than ever after experiencing a sold-out world tour, over 200 million streams, and taking control of her art and identity. Although details of future releases are still a mystery, it's safe to say that the LA artist is heading into her new era full steam ahead.

Watch the "hostage" video below:


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