It's hard not to root for people when they are chasing their dreams in such an honest, and authentic way.

Between part-time jobs, internships, and a full college schedule Maria Hassel has been hustling to finish her first album.

A full time student in Brookings, Maria has been finding time to head to Minneapolis studio F5 Sound House.

She shares on her website when and why she started writing:

"I started writing when I was 12 years old because I didn't fit in, I kept writing because it became the only way I knew how to deal with growing up, losing people, and falling in and out of love. I hope that when people listen to my music they feel connected to my life."

-Maria Hassel

You can learn more about Maria by clicking  here, and download her new single "Blindside" on iTunes, Amazon, or Google Play

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