Maxine Ashley does not suffer fools – especially if that fool is someone she’s involved with who tries to play her like one. She lets her insignificant other know that she’s not gonna stay and be treated any kinda way in her new song “Somebody Else.”
Astute listeners will immediately pick up on the sample of The Jones Girls’ “You’re Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else” that serves as the song’s foundation. Maxine flips it and doesn’t hold her tongue as she gets raw on the chorus, singing, “You’re gonna make me f**k somebody else / If you keep on treating me the way you do.” That’s how she starts the song, and she only gets more real from there.
Ashley cuts to the white meat with lyrics like, “He tastes like you but even sweeter / He’s getting even deeper / You think I need you / You’re sadly mistaken.” In case old boy hasn’t gotten the message by the bridge, she drops a lusty hot 16 to crack what’s left of his face.
Released in tandem with a music video, the “Somebody Else” visual finds the songstress relieving the stress of her broken relationship with a few sexual partners. She gets over him by getting under the sheets with some other bodies, dancing with her friends and living her best unbothered life while looking fierce.
“When I wrote ‘Somebody Else’ I was dating. It was like a constant game of cat and mouse: who’s going to text first, who’s going to ignore who the longest. It was so exhausting,” Maxine shared about what she experienced that inspired her in a press release. “I’m a super monogamist and I don’t believe in having multiple partners, so this song is my way of moving on and not getting too attached to one person – especially the wrong person.”
“Somebody Else” is the first new single from Maxine Ashley since signing to the label JBR Creative Group helmed by GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Eric Benét and entertainment executive Alison Ball. There’s a lot more to come from the singer who contributed the song “You Need Me” to Black Coffee’s GRAMMY Award-winning album Subconsciously in 2020.
Add “Somebody Else” to your collections from your choice of digital music services after you listen to the track and watch its video below.