<div>Cassandra Maze has a penchant for the beautiful and an eye for the strange. Forget the main drag--Maze prefers the roads less traveled and beauty found in unconventional places.
This curiosity with strange beauty, or beautiful strangeness, is steeped into the sound of Maze's sophomore EP, Asymmetry. Science says we're drawn towards objects that are perfectly symmetrical, supposing we find them innately more beautiful--"but what I end up liking most about a person," says Maze, "is the idiosyncratic elements that set them apart from the pack. Symmetry may be aesthetically pleasing, but it lacks that human quality, and is therefore... boring." Behind the mic, Maze is anything but a boring performer. She is a fierce frontwoman, a stageblazer, and a powerhouse vocalist shredding gutsy high notes in the heat of the moment. She's a songwriter with an ear to the ground, and a multi-instrumentalist, moving from keyboards to guitar to loop pedal with ease. She has signature asymmetric qualities of her own--she prefers to perform with one shoe on and one shoe off in order to work her loop pedal. Maze makes music as a way to filter down the chaos of daily life, but what she came to learn while making Asymmetry, is that nothing is ever perfect. "Often it's the imperfections, the mistakes and the moments of total vulnerability that make something beautiful." Asymmetry arrives Nov 2, 2018.<br></div>