Maya Yenn in her music video/Maya Whatton after 56 hours promoting insurance law on social media.
An RPC employee has released an ode to Millennial angst after a beat she made from the sounds of a dropped pumpkin and a candle being extinguished achieved popularity on TikTok.
When Maya Whatton is not working as a digital marketing specialist at RPC, she is alt-pop artist Maya Yenn, whose path to her debut single, 'tiptoe', began when she constructed a beat out of spooky sounds during the pandemic last year.
Yenn recorded the aural montage, which included a creaking door, a dropped pumpkin, and a stick rattling graveyard railings, from around her parents' house in Staffordshire during lockdown.
After adding a beat to the samples, Yenn decided to develop the clip into a song after tens of thousands of people 'liked' her Halloween TikTok.
The resulting single, which has so far garnered around 17,000 streams on Spotify and a spot on BBC Music Introducing, is written from the perspective of anxiety, "encapsulating the kind of self-conscious anguish that is all too familiar to Millennials and Gen Z".
"I imagined anxiety as a person, and what they might say to me if we were playing a game of hide and seek", said Yenn, who has experienced its distorting effects.
“In the bridge of tiptoe the anxiety character says, ‘You’re out of time, your neck is on the line’, but they’re actually just playing a game of hide and seek, the threat isn’t real. They’ve raised the stakes so astronomically, if you take a step back it’s absurd. And that’s what anxiety can do to you”.
Almost as good as Yenn's haunting banger are her completely white eyeballs for the video, which should be immediately incorporated across RPC's branding.
"I'll sign, I'll sign!"
ROF PSA: If you're in the UK legal community and feel anxiety is getting the better of you, consider getting in touch with LawCare for confidential emotional support and information.