With the song "Pretty Girl", Maggie Lindemann reached platinum status in 2016 and the top ten on the charts in the UK, Ireland, Sweden and Norway. Throughout her carreer the singer from Dallas, Texas, collaborated with The Vamps on the track "Personal" and with Blink182 drummer Travis Barker on "Friends Go".
On SUCKERPUNCH, Maggie folds in “hyperpop meets glam goth” sounds that she stumbled across in new (and old!) music she swaddled herself in during the pandemic, including Evanescence’s early ‘00s hits and up-and-coming Singaporean singer yeule’s incorporation of glitching into her work. Tracks like “self sabotage” and “i’m so lonely” opened her eyes to the possibility of what the evolution of her sound could be. The album name, she says, came to her soon after. “It’s an unexpected punch, a blow you didn’t see coming,” she says. “When I was making this, I had those blows in my own life; when I listened to the album back from start to finish, I realized the entire thing was a sucker punch – for myself, for my fans – and I knew it had to be the title.”
“Writing is my therapy, my way to get what I'm feeling and thinking and going through out so that I can try to move on from it,” she adds. “With this album, I finally knew: ‘I need to let go of this stuff, so I'm just going to write about it.”