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Music holds the potential to heighten our senses through picturesque storylines and vibrant melodies, immersing listeners into an introspective dream-like state. MAYA, a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, taps into this potential, transporting her audience to an enriched destination.
Despite having her roots firmly planted in the pop realm, her music is far removed from the cliches and conventions of cookie cutter “instant gratification” pop music. Instead, she opts for a more eclectic sound, primarily driven by the acoustic guitar, blended with a myriad of strings, and lifted by a variety of synths. Her instrumentation is equally as important as her vocals, allowing her songs to develop and breathe in a way that can only be described as organic.
Each of MAYA’s tracks acts as a clue, taking her audience up a staircase that leads to the inner workings of her mind. At its core, MAYA’s music is the narration of her past romances. Her track ‘Quicksand,’ for instance, is a compelling conversation about having quick and intense feelings for someone while dealing with the internal battles of not losing yourself in the process. Her latest song, "No One's Better," deals with the feeling of comparison between reality and fantasy. No one can measure up to the ideals we build inside our heads, and this song reflects that in a fun upbeat melody.
MAYA is also an advocate for female equality within the music industry. She has worked with Alicia Key's nonprofit ‘She Is The Music’ foundation, where she wrote in sessions with artists Maggie Lindemann, Anna Clendenning, and Shaylen.