Melbourne future soul artist Maya returns with a powerful track about a moment forever lost in time, Blackout. Produced by Joel Quartermain, the song is accompanied by an elegant video featuring Maya holding court surrounded by her sisters, The Blackout Girls, as she navigates a moment of darkness. Directed by Grace Moore, Maya exudes containment and grace, like always, despite the turmoil, indicating a depth and confidence in herself that’s awesome to witness as her career continues to unfold.
“The Blackout video shows a cross between the dark reality and positive space,” shares Maya. “It captures a representation of the dark energies that are felt in those fragile times, juxtaposed with a bright, welcoming space that leads to happiness. The video, set the morning after the night before, features the Blackout Girls chasing me out of my dark memories until finally I arrive at a space where there is no black. There I’m free from the watchful eyes of the blackout, and surrounded by positivity and light.”
On the track itself, Maya says, “Releasing this single has got to be one of the most exciting times of my career. Blackout means so much to me lyrically and I feel like the production is the next step sound that really represents my aesthetic…Most people have ‘blacked out’ before, whether it’s when they drink, if they black out a bad memory, or if they just forget certain things. This song takes you through my perspective and how I felt when it happened to me – it was inspired by so many moments of blackout in myself that I still fight everyday.”
Go girl. We all fight moments of blackout. You’re doing good.
Catch Maya live on the dates below before she takes off to New York to keep on writing music.
BLACKOUT LAUNCH SHOWS
THURS 10 MAY | THE PENNY BLACK, BRUNSWICK VIC | 18+
Free entry all night
SAT 12 MAY | RISING SUN HOTEL, SOUTH MELBOURNE VIC – SPECIAL JAZZ SHOW | ALL AGES
Tickets available from https://www.ellasmusicclub.com/maya
SAT 26 MAY | THE TOFF IN TOWN, MELBOURNE VIC – LADYHOOD SUPPORT SHOW | 18+