Killers in Maggie Rose’s Audience? “I Hope Not!” She Says
Fans are connecting with rising starlet’s new murder ballad single.
In “Looking Back Now,” Maggie Rose’s new single, the lead character is a no-nonsense woman who shoots her cheating lover to death and then ends up on death row. The dark song has been a hit with Maggie’s audiences, but the Nashville singer/songwriter doesn’t think her shows are made up of femme fatales.
“I hope not!” she says with a laugh. “For all I know, there aren’t.”
Instead, Maggie believes fans are responding to “Looking Back Now” for more vicarious reasons. “I think there is an element of fantasy to the song. People, men and women, have been crossed in a relationship or their job, or something. People are taken advantage of, and the element of fantasy is that people have been that angry in certain situations. Thank God they’re not resorting to shooting someone, but it’s this femme fatale character that does go there.”
Maggie, who recently filmed a video for the song, compares the main character to Uma Thurman’s “The Bride” from the revenge-driven Kill Bill films.
“Kill Bill is a great example. She’s not a good character. She’s totally vindictive. But there’s something about indulging that fantasy of getting even,” she says, adding that revenge doesn’t come without a price. For the song’s murderess, it’s lethal injection.
“At the end of the story, she meets her demise,” says Maggie. “She faces the repercussions of her actions.”
For more on Maggie Rose and her captivating new single, pick up the March 3 issue of Country Weekly, on stands now.