Maya Salafia: singing her heart out
In the line of both exotic and super talented artists such as Michelle Zauner (Japanese Breakfast), Mitski and beabadoobee, the young old Boston based Maya Salafia has surprised by her potential as a songwriter. In her recent single “Everlasting”, however, the reference that most echoes is Phoebe Bridgers, a singer of which Maya declares herself a fan. A simple, tender song about the inexorable passing of time and the effect on our appearance, personal tastes, and especially on the effect we have on other people around us which becomes clearer after a period of separation.
“Your bad side, your good side, your glory and the sunlight just wanna hear your melodies so please would you sing them to me”
Maya Salafia – “Everlasting”
Maya is also part of a generation of empowered young women artists like Olivia Rodrigo, Gracie Abrams and Holly Humberstone, among many others. In common, the extreme sensitivity to write chords that touch directly the heart of even bearded adults and the ease to express their feelings within a patriarchal society that relegates women to the role of supporting players. If until now Maya has managed to transform her still short life experience into lasting songs from “First grade” to “Everlasting”, there is hope that we will still have many other pearls coming from the soul of this girl who speaks amazingly like a woman. Or rather, as all human beings should speak: from the heart.
Believe it or not, Maya Salafia released her first EP of originals at thirteen (!). She worked with two time Boston Music Award winning, Grammy nominated and platinum selling producer Malik Williams on her single “First Grade,” and award winning, gold and platinum selling producer Brad Young on her latest release “Everlasting.” Talented multi-instrumentalist Owen Korzec also provided production and arrangement for both songs.
Tell us now what did you think about Maya’s latest work! 🙂