“I’m not trying to dress up,” says Marial Maher, who records as Seasick Mama. “I’m not trying to do anything too kitschy or showy, and I think that’s what’s working.” With the release of her sophomore EP, Tip Top Shape, a collection of disarmingly candid pop songs, we can’t help but agree. Featuring contributions from David Sitek (TV on the Radio), Peter Wade (MNDR), and Sam Farrar (Phantom Planet), the record is an un-self-conscious take on pop’s infectious hooks and young love tropes. Ahead of Tip Top Shape’s release this week, Interview spoke with Maher about breakup songs, the dangers of genres, and bolts from the blue. We’re also excited to premiere her new single, “Cooked Inside Out,” below.