On 26th June, independent American musician DIY of Maude Latour released a new single entitled “One More Weekend.” Aiming to support girls’ empowerment, DIY is using her music to deliver supportive and encouraging messages to all girls around the world. In addition, she is using a deep and honest discourse to reflect the psychological and social hinders that girls face during their teenage period. “One More Weekend” addresses a personal experience of DIY herself regarding her emotional life and self-expression.
Through her 2 minutes and 20 seconds single, DIY uses her charming and expressive voice to reflect her brokenness and sadness. The ambient/Electro background of the vocals gives the listener the impression of being lost in a maze of confusing thoughts. There is a matter of loss and sorrow. The changing mood of the music between so darkened sound to so melodic and energetic mood emphasizes the status of non-awareness due to the heaviness of the action of breaking up.
The usage of electro/pop style is a good choice to reflect this mood. In addition, DIY manages in using girly influences and open honest speech to encourage the girls to be more self-confident and fight more to achieve their goals and dreams regardless of the difficulties and hardships. Actually, the song is full of intimacy.