“Maria” by Hwasa
‘Maria’ is a song that urges self-love and ignoring the haters who wish to tear you down. It is an expression of acceptance and confidence in one’s own personality. Hwasa is reflecting her own internal turmoil and struggles in the face of so much negativity. This includes hateful and judgmental opinions in the industry. Hwasa is acknowledging the toxic effects that these can have on one’s mental health. In response, she insists that all the ‘Marias’ out there are beautiful and that they are perfect the way they are.
This message can be applied to different people in their respective lives. We all face situations whereby people try to tear us down at every opportunity. ‘Maria’ is a response to those people. Fans of MAMAMOO and basically all listeners will no doubt be inspired by Hwasa’s bold social commentary.
‘Maria’ was released by MAMAMOO member Hwasa on June 29, 2020. It is the title track of her extended play Maria.