When it comes time to welcome a new era of music from our favorites, we kind of have a complete grieving process. But we’re still amazed at how they separate those eras to help us identify the old from the new! For example, Ariana Grande transmitted the Dangerous woman bunny ears we loved for the celestial, colorful glow of Sweetener. Taylor Swift ditched her cropped tops and cropped hair for her darker one reputation time. 5 Seconds of Summer keeps getting new tattoos and we’ve basically memorized a timeline of when they inked what.
Another way artists marked their era is with their hair, and our queen Maisie Peters does just that with “Blonde!” We will always have it You signed up for this album in heavy rotation, but she enters a new chapter with a trip to the hairdresser. She trades in her auburn bucket hat fresh out of Sussex for something lighter and airier to remind her ex how much better off she is without him.
We really liked listening to ‘Blonde’ on repeat, and we also want to change our look! We decided to create a mini hairspo playlist that you can ~vibe~ to while sitting in the lounge chair.
Choosing the shade: “Flowers in your hair”
It’s mind-blowing to think how the “Flowers In Your Hair” tambourine is a staple in the Lumineers catalog despite being less than two minutes long! The song’s narrative spans several years, seeing the speaker focus on improving himself to be with his dream partner.
If you’re like Maisie and you’re moving on from someone who didn’t deserve you, try finding that inspiration by being the best version of yourself. for yourself rather than pleasing someone else! Just like choosing a hair color, you can choose the direction you want your life to go.
Preparing the tools: “My crown”
Whether your hair looks more like Kelly Rowland’s tight curls, Blake Lively’s blonde braids or even Joe Jonas’ iconic rainbow cut, it deserves the love. Your hairstyle can be a reflection of who you are – it doesn’t have to blend in with anyone else’s! Kelly’s track “Crown” is the perfect reminder of that, serving up a dance floor anthem with a video about kids accepting their natural hair.
A wick test: “Whip my hair”
For this next song, we’re transporting you back to 2011: when everyone’s favorite Gleeks were still attending McKinley High, Adele was breaking new ground with “Someone Like You” and we were all swapping Silly Bandz with our friends. What’s the track most of us had on our iPods? “Whip My Hair” by Willow Smith, of course! This confident anthem is about loving who you are and not caring what people think. Some things never go out of style, and embracing your hair and your appearance is one of them!
If you want a little extra spark, look for videos from Willow’s 2021 tour, where she reimagined it as a rock banger!
Apply color: ‘my hair’
Of course, we couldn’t write an article about hair-inspired songs without including Ariana Grande, who pretty much owns the rights to wear high ponytails. Knowing how much her iconic pony has become a part of her image, we weren’t shocked when she released an entire song called “my hair!”
She included it on her latest album, Positions, and it’s one of several sexy tracks in the project, along with another that lets you solve the math problem of “34 + 35”. This song sees Ari owning her hairstyles and using them as a metaphor to get closer to her husband, Dalton!
Rinse it in the sink: ‘Blonde’
If it’s not the title, “Blonde”, or Maisie clearly in a layered wig, then it’s definitely the 1982 Blondie tour jersey that gives us the first clue of what this song is about. Their fierce vocalist, Debbie Harry, is known as one of rock’s most powerful women and that’s totally the energy Maisie is channeling into her new era. Not to mention that his band is literally called Blondie.
Behind the drum punches when the chorus arrives, there’s no trace of the shy perfectionist who wrote “The List” – this track shows Maisie’s growth and progression towards greater self-confidence! She even doesn’t care what her ex’s friends will say about her – ” It’s an angel ? No, it’s your ex! You can practically hear the smirk on her face, and it reminds us how fun that line will be to shout out to Maisie at her gigs. That’s the energy you need a new ‘do!
Selfie after the show
Maisie must have gone to Taylor Swift fan engagement school because she consistently gives us 1000% online! First, she changed her Twitter display name to “is that an angel no it’s maisie peters” to build hype for “Blonde,” and most of the time, she’ll come out of the shadows she’s been hiding in to interact with fan tweets. No one is safe, she has eyes everywhere!
Another way Maisie has nailed social gaming is with her TikToks — she started a princess diariestrending style makeover with the hashtag #livelaughlove, jumping between hair colors and showing its evolution.
It wouldn’t be a trend without fans jumping on the bandwagon, and thousands of Maisie fans joined in to show off their own transformations. Some even made montages with the audio showing celebrities going blonde!
Maisie also blessed us with some live performances of ‘Blonde’ on tour with Ed Sheeran for her +–=÷x Round! It’s as fun as we imagined, and in all the videos we’ve seen, it looks like the crowd is enjoying themselves.
“Blonde” is a song about confidence, self-esteem, and standing behind yourself, and while dying your hair isn’t necessarily the greatest thing you’ve ever done, it does represent a new way of seeing oneself, for the better.
The follow-up appointment
Of course, any new hairstyle needs maintenance and a little extra boost soon after making the change. And Maisie gives us the ultimate boost on August 19, with a “sister song” to “Blonde,” titled “Good Enough!”
“Blonde” and “Good Enough” are sister songs to me – they represent the two different sides of my art and, in a way, myself.
Are you all for dyeing your hair “Blonde” or do you think it’s better to skip the dye box to stay brunette? Which of these songs is your favorite? Let us know all your thoughts on Twitter @TheHoneyPop. Be sure to follow our two Facebook and instagram for more news from Maisie, as she embarks on her I tell all of America The tour after his tour with Ed ends in November! Buy your tickets here!