After the recent debut of her critically-acclaimed EP “Leave Me At The Pregame”, Kenyan artist Maya Amolo drops her first visual -Lush Green. The 7 track EP carries a melodious tune as she takes you through a journey of self-acceptance and healing.
Lush Green is a track supported by subtle tinkering beats; produced by Kamau Wanaina, that time travels back to Maya’s hometown in Nairobi, Kenya where she explores the feelings that come with being away from your comforts and the ones you love over time. She writes a reassuring letter to herself, where one gets the sense of community and tenderness that Maya craves when she is away in New York.
The visual is shot in her home garden and is directed by Mumbi Muturi (the artist’s mother), capturing the lush vegetation which is in reference to how Kenyan summers while at the same time being a safe haven for Maya. The presence of Kenyan models in African headpieces in the visual is a direct translation that she feels better and more alive when she is back home.
On the video Maya notes, “For me, this visual is the perfect representation of what makes me feel most cared for and comfortable, and what I was writing about when I was homesick in New York in the winter: The comfort of a green garden and support from people at home.”
ABOUT MAYA AMOLO
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.
Her serene sound dives into the complexities of love talking about the negative aspects and still the positive aspects. Maya started out 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.”