Contemplative and soulful, MAYA is back with a powerful new single What We Are Worth, a meaningful song that pleads with the listener to look inwards and understand just how much they are worth to this world. It’s the perfect follow-up to her equally provocative previous single What After Now, and it’s set for release on October 27. MAYA will be celebrating the release with a launch show at Melbourne’s iconic The Night Cat on December 1.
Flitting between Los Angeles, New York and her hometown of Melbourne, MAYA has been hard at work, and What We Are Worth is the product of an artist who has found her true calling. Intellectual, introspective and philosophical, MAYA extends the boundaries of pop and soul, building herself an intriguing niche between the two. MAYA’s distinctive vocal guides the track completely; each dynamic leap is led by her inimitable voice, all the while dealing with some complex subject matter. “What We Are Worth is a conversation with myself about my constant questions about humanity – it’s a song about respecting yourself and the earth we live on. My music has to inspire people to reflect on both our actions and reactions to life,” MAYA passionately explains. “The song was made to shock and excite, while also opening up and expressing my feelings with intensity. This song was made to spread a message – to wake up and understand what we are worth to this earth.”
This exciting artist has been spending 2017 moving between Los Angeles, New York and Melbourne, writing, performing, and honing her craft. Reflecting on everything she has learnt and achieved, MAYA speaks about her time overseas, saying, “It was unreal. I honestly can say I achieved everything I could have hoped for and more!I did a bunch of performances and attended live jam nights close to every night. I sung at Rockwood Music Hall, Catalina Jazz Club, Hotel Cafe, Sofitel Beverly Hills and more… The music culture in The States is massive, with live music at every corner and iIt’s exciting being able to connect with different people.”
The experienced performer is set to launch What We Are Worth at The Night Cat on December 1 with support from Melbourne artist Tanya George. Teasing a little of what fans can expect from her shows, she says, “People can expect some serious euphoric dancing and soul-searching. I put so much effort into my shows, hoping to bring a whole new level to live entertainment with dancers, feature singers and Melbourne’s finest musicians. I have also been working with a few artists to present live art. Live performances are my favourite part of my career and I will always ensure memorable moments.”