Fresh from recording sessions in the Hollywood Hills, MAYA has today announced her debut single Sinners, a punchy, soulful reflection of the darkness and light within relationships, to be released on August 5.  MAYA will be celebrating the firey tune with a string of shows hitting Paris Cat on July 29, The Evelyn on September 2 and The Athenaeum (with Jim Steinman) on September 17. Sinners is a steamy track, full of fierce expression that is articulated perfectly by MAYA’s mature vocal.  The band warmly perculates underneath her soulful melody, and strings stab and sweep expressively throughout.  Written alongside powerhouse team Smash Bros (Cheryl Cole, Cee Lo green, Flo Rida) and Aussie singer/songwriter Shelley Segal (Carl Cox, Adam Levy, Josh Abrahams),Sinners is a thrilling taste of what’s to come from the diverse artist.  Excited about the release, MAYA says, “I have been working hard to reach this moment and am ready to release Sinners to the world.  The single is a representation of relationship drama, it looks at the two sides of love and desire.” Directed and produced by Zachary McSweeny (Deja, Maribelle, All The Colours), the accompanying video for Sinners is dark, artistic and seductive.  As the song focuses on two sides of one person, the video portrays MAYA as both; devilish and angelic in an abstract, smoky world.  As MAYA describes, “The music video for Sinners is a thematic display of brooding fierceness, sexual chaos and liberation…I sat with Zach and we decided we wanted to make this video tastefully artistic and experimental.  All of the shots were conceptualized to gain insight in to the way I have felt when experiencing hypocrisy in relationships.” MAYA’s brand of soulful pop is a welcome offering into the Australian music world.  The charismatic woman behind the name, Maya Weiss has been working in the music industry for years, enthusing,  “I adore music above all things and have felt this way since I could speak.  Growing up playing blues with my father and singing any chance I had… I am more than ready to share my sound and story with anyone ready to listen.”

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