So you wrote and produced your recent single ‘Dollar To A Diamond’. Tell us more about the process and do you have any secrets, or tips?
‘Dollar To A Diamond’ was produced with my regular collaborator Soulshock and this new producer from Denmark, Hydrate. I don’t know about ‘secrets’ but one thing I do sometimes (which some find odd) is I scribble colors when I write in the studio. I’m a very visual person, it helps me create the vibe.
The single evokes themes of independence, ambition and strength, do you feel that to be accurate?
That is accurate. That’s the ending sentiment, but ‘Dollar to a Diamond’ is an outcry dressed up as a pop song. I wrote Dollar a month before I got signed. I was couch hopping and I was just genuinely sad & frustrated that I couldn’t take care of myself hence the line “just wait till I get some money”.
What does a day in the life of Maya B look like?
A day in my life would be waking to an annoying iPhone alarm. Then I turn on music and dance my way through the morning and into my outfit for the day. Then I usually have a session or a meeting. If I don’t then I probably spend my day tucked away painting or writing on piano.
Your individual sound often sounds influenced by a myriad of different genres, it might be hard to label it with one in particular, so how might you describe it yourself?
I would describe my sound as if Björk and Kendrick had a baby. Pretty keys, heavy drums.