I hope with an album title like They Never Leave Their Wives, you weren’t planning to listen while relaxing in the bath tub with candles lit and a glass of chardonnay, unless you were planing on throwing a toaster in with you. Staying on brand, Maria Mena’s new album is just as full of angst and drama as her previous albums.
My favorite thing about Maria Mena is that she ran out of fucks to give many albums ago. Her music (which she co-writes) isn’t meant for the masses and doesn’t pander for radio play. She’s in a musical category all her own. She doesn’t wear her heart on her sleeve, its a whole damn jacket.
With Maria Mena, I expect honest and emotionally exposed lyrics, but what I didn’t expect was for this album to not be available for purchase. I could only find it for streaming on Spotify. I guess when you’re bogged down with relationship baggage, making money off downloads takes a back seat.
This album is for anyone who can relate to a really bad breakup or being with someone who’s already in a relationship. Or maybe you just want to hear someone going through shit worse than your own. In my gay opinion, there’s plenty of heartache to go around on They Never Leave Their Wives.