DETROIT – For Science for Sociopaths, writing and singing about romance and growth is a labor of love.
The Motor City indie pop-rock singer-songwriter, aka Maggie Cocco, digs deep and gets personal on her new nine-song double EP, “Love & Life,” which drops June 1.
On “Love & Life,” Cocco’s inspirational lyrics and soulful, powerhouse voice are reminiscent of Carole King, Patti Smith, Kelly Clarkson and Emmylou Harris rolled into one. Her richly-layered songs unravel relatable situations for fans who have experienced the trials and tribulations of life and love.
Cocco is releasing her first single, “I See You,” today from her upcoming double EP. “I See You” brings an acoustic foot-stompin’, finger-snappin’ tale of an unexpected love facing personal triumph despite life’s ongoing challenges.
“‘Love’s four heartfelt songs explore infatuation, confidence, insecurity, frustration, anger and loss as it pertains to romantic love. I was inspired to draw personally from my own love life and pulled a ‘Taylor Swift’ of sorts,” said Maggie Cocco, who formed Science for Sociopaths in 2016. With ‘Life,’ I dealt with the deep stuff bordering on existential. Everything from self-love and being our best selves to life’s toughest questions and big decisions. It’s real, and so sometimes it’s dark, but it’s always hopeful.”
As part of her double EP artistic vision, Cocco collaborated with Nashville producer Benjamin Warsaw through a long-distance partnership to mix and master “Love & Life,” which was recorded in a variety of locations between Detroit and Nashville, Tenn.
While recording “Love & Life,” Cocco sought support from a growing and thriving Science for Sociopaths fan base on Patreon, an online platform that allows artists to receive funds directly from their fans, or patrons.
As part of Patreon, Science for Sociopaths patrons pay a nominal monthly fee for exclusive access to live-streamed performances, artist insights and weekly downloads, including tracks from “Love & Life.”
Cocco knows her audience isn’t niche and into run-of-the-mill venue hopping. Instead, they’re proud to be part of a tight-knit, dedicated online Science for Sociopaths community that’s eager for intimate, cerebral performances.
Cocco will host a Science for Sociopaths “Love & Life” double EP release party June 1 at the Detroit Institute of Music Education (DIME), 1265 Griswold St. in Detroit, and livestream the event for her Patreon supporters.