Today, buzzing alternative-R&B songstress, Maya Amolo, releases her second single titled “Jokes” from her upcoming debut EP. .
On what inspired the candid lyricism in the track the singer says, “I wrote this song coming out of a place of frustration and finally getting to a place where I could brush off the whole thing. I wrote it about situations where the person you’re with is being dishonest or just doing some sneak shit on the low and it’s coming up really clearly, and you’re unable to ignore it but also don’t have the energy to deal with it because it’s like… “wtf”.”
More on the artist:
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