Maya Law – Tired

 

Maya Law – Tired

Maya Law – Tired

 

ARTIST NAME: Maya Law

 

SONG TITLE: Tired

 

ALBUM TITLE: Hitchhiking

 

RELEASE DATE:  2020

 

GENRE: Alt-Soul

 

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21-year-old Maya Law is an independent artist from Norwich, who has a voice and songwriting ability far beyond her years.

 

Maya’s music is an autobiographical blend of acoustic, neo-soul and hip hop and takes reference from artists such as Amy Winehouse and Lauryn Hill.

 

Full Circle, Maya’s first release since the acclaimed mixtape Her or Him, saw her earn radio play from 1xtra and Radio 6 Music. Radio 1’s Huw Stephens included her as one of his Tips for 2019 and she has shared stages with the likes of Connie Constance, Loyle Carner, James Vickery, and Akala.

 

“an infectious blend of neo-soul and hip-hop”

         –  Somewhere Soul

 

“Law is instantly recognizable”

           –  Line of Best Fit

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Tell us how you build up the tune for this song.

I started writing this tune ‘Tired’ roughly a year ago, I’d just come out of a long-term relationship and it was the first song I wrote after the breakup. I then took the acoustic version to my producer and we slowly started building up the layers, bringing in different elements.

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Tell us the best means of becoming a famous artist and selling more records.

Becoming famous has never really been on my agenda, I just want to be able to create and make music for a living so that’s quite a difficult question for me to answer.

 

But the main thing I’ve noticed is fans generally react much better to music and artists when there’s a personal connection to someone – so I reckon creating honest and authentic content is the way forward!

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Tell us how fans are reacting to your music.

I’ve had a good response with this single which is so nice to see. It’s been a while since I released anything so being welcomed back into the scene like this has been lovely.

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Explain how to deal with fear on stage.

The more you do the easier it gets! Practicing and starting off in front of smaller crowds helps – I’ve been performing on stage for a while and I still get nervous, so it takes time, but it happens.

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Tell us your point of view on the quality of production of today’s songs to old songs and point out what you think has changed.

The way the industry works now has allowed for almost anybody to be able to release music on Spotify and Apple Music etc. so I suppose the quality has changed with that too, but I think that’s a good thing. The more the merrier!

 

People are learning and changing every day with how to make music so it’s positive.

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Tell us any interesting experience in your music career that is significant.

The most significant thing I’ve noticed in my time in the music industry would probably be how women are treated differently; I’ve witnessed men and women experience the music industry differently on countless occasions whether that be in meetings with labels, at soundchecks at gigs or on line ups for festivals.

 

I think we’ve got a long way to go to create a more equal experience for everyone but it’s great to see how people are tackling those issues now.

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Tell us how you come across the lyrics of this song.

I tend to just write about things that are happening to me and try to remain as honest as possible.

 

So, when it came to writing this, there wasn’t much of a process, it sort of just fell out of me.

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Tell us your best means of expressing yourself.

Writing music has always been a therapy for me; it’s always felt like something I must do to make myself feel better so it’s quite a natural process for me, I think.

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Tell us your opinion on using music to deliberate on issues affecting people like corruption, immoralities, politics, and religion.

I think it’s a powerful way of getting your view across and I really rate artists who do this well but there’s a thin line between doing that and releasing things that lack substance.

 

If you’re writing about those things just to be ‘saying something different’, I don’t think it works in the same way.

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Discuss how you plan to create a piece of timeless music that your fans can cherish forever.

People tend to gravitate towards music that they connect with so I don’t think you can necessarily plan those things.

 

I’m just going to stay as honest as I can and hopefully people will continue to react well to what I’m making!

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List the names of individuals you can point out as legends and state your reasons.

Amy Winehouse is my go-to. Her songwriting has always resonated with me strongly and I think that’s due to the authenticity that’s behind it.

 

Aretha Franklin too – inspired me to get into soul from a young age.

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Tell us what triggers your creativity.

Usually, it’s just any strong feeling that I have that I feel like I need to get down on paper. Sometimes it takes a bit more time to process first but it always comes eventually.

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Tell us how you generate musical ideas for your composition.

I really like collaborating with other artists when it comes to this point.

 

Getting some fresh ears on a track and seeing what they come up with changes the process and the product which is really exciting every time.

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 Tell us your greatest song and state the reason.

I reckon that would have to be ‘Take It From Me’ which was the final single from my album I produced with Gabriel Gifford (‘Her or Him’). It was the most honest and open tune I’d ever written so putting that out was quite a big step for me on a personal level.

 


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