Maya Amolo is a Kenyan, New York-based R&B/Alternative Singer/Songwriter Her refreshingly unique sound delves into the complexities of love (of both the self and the other), dissecting its duality as something both beautiful and ugly, healing and hurtful.
Maya started by collaborating producers on the internet to create “sad-gal” tunes on SoundCloud, including “U Wanna” and “Where Tornados Flew” as well as Lo-Fi voicemail with “North Star (part 1&2)” and “Rainy Daze”. With delicate harmonies and carefully structured melodies Maya quickly amassed a dedicated listenership and garnered the attention of local artists, producers and musicians, among whom was Kenya’s famed R&B artist Karun, who featured Maya on her, “Favourite 5 Underground Female Kenyans Artists” article for Bonafide Magazine, where she describes Maya as “a free-flowing human being transcending space and time.”
In her new single “I Know”, Maya merges her raspy vocals and soft melodies with a hard bass to talk about being jaded at the end of a relationship and recognizing your self-worth, but also the difficulty of removing oneself from a place that was previously considered home.
Listen to “I Know” below, enjoy.