Maya Rose entices and soothes on smooth R&B jam, ‘See You Again’
Emerging fast as one of Victoria’s freshest new voices in R&B is Maya Rose. With her debut single, ‘See You Again’, the vocalist brings depth in tone and range to the table, resulting in a striking offering. Dripping with melody and that 90’s R&B vibe that has seen a resurgence thanks to the international success of young artists including CXLOE, Wafia, and Kehlani, Maya Rose’s sound is instantly welcoming; inviting the listener to lose themselves in each beat and vocal sway.
The 20 year old, who has been in the studio with producers Jerome Farah (Jakubi, Baker Boy, KIAN) and Aman Bayatly (Adrian Eagle), unleashes ‘See You Again’ as the first taste of an EP still to come. As a songwriter and musician, Maya Rose has been working up to this point since her teenage years spent writing music, honing her craft as a pianist, and forming her own musical pallette around the soul and R&B music she grew up on. Winning the Castlemaine heat of 2017’s Battle of the Bands competition, as well as taking the runner up spot in Freeza Push Start: Northern Country Regional competition in the same year gave Maya Rose two significant opportunities to introduce her music to local industry and make an impression well felt.
Working out of Brunswick’s Next Level Studios, the experience of making ‘See You Again’ left Maya Rose with a hunger for more. Both Farah and Bayatly brought to the sessions years of experience, both as writers and producers, an element of musicianship Maya Rose connected with beautifully. Of this, a strong creative dynamic was born.
In her vocals, there is a sultry honey-rich tone, yet the lyricism points towards much more depth in Maya Rose’s writing. Settling into feelings of yearning and memories, ‘See You Again’ is wistful, backed by melting production and R&B instrumentation.
Continuing to build on her experiences as a writer and performer, ‘See You Again’ representing creative growth for Maya Rose. Entering a new phase as an artist with the single and forthcoming EP, the songwriter is levelling up for 2019. An exciting run of shows from a bright young writer set to make 2019 her own, Maya Rose is making a strong entry for the year with ‘See You Again’ as her debut.