We caught up with LA based singer, Maya B, in the midst of the drop of her new single ‘Selenas’ to find out a bit more about what does and doesn’t make her tick.

At only 20-years-old Maya B is a star on the rise with support from Zane Low and DJ Khaled amongst others and she’s recently dropped a hyperkinetic new visual for single, ‘Selenas’ and we love it. The video is a kaleidoscope of imagery, combining psychedelic, rave and performance aesthetics to mirror the intense nature of the track.

Speaking on her passion for creativity, Maya B explains, “Art was that whisper I heard at 5, telling me  this is what you’re meant to do. Growing up, I was stuck between quick confessions and eternal silence. I was stuck between Mom and Dad. I was stuck between breaking the mould and being cemented into the cracks. I’m still stuck to the way art touched me….Art is that feeling I get when I lose. Art was the push telling me to use this hurt as fuel. Art is spring food for my eyes while irritating my nostrils. Art is the calm sun squeezing through the blinds, waking me up and telling me, ‘get the fuck up and work’.”

We caught up with the Los-Angeles based singer to find out about a few things that do and don’t make her tick…

Three words to describe our/my music
Art, emotional, honest

Favourite ever film…
Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Favourite instagram account…
@was

The best venue I’ve played…
Home

The song I can’t listen to…
Maddy Maddy Cry – Papa San

The worst job I’ve ever had…
Making pizzas

My favourite meal to cook…
Tacos!

If I was in a tribute band it would be…
Tame Impala

My Favourite word….
Hella

If I had a superpower I’d want it to be….
Teleportation

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
Madison Square Garden or Anywhere in Paris

I think you should listen to… 
The Drums

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
Angel Olsen

 

‘Selenas’ is out now.