In an exclusive interview with EARMILK, Maya shared, "Real Life" is something really special for me and it's important because it was me staying true to me. So many people over the years have tried to figure me out and make me have to choose who I am, what I sound like, are you this or are you that? But people need to just trust me to be me. Nothing more than nothing less than what I've ever wanted to do with my life." Of the meaning behind the track, she shared, "There was a point in time, where I was surrounded by people who were focused more on who you knew and what you were wearing, rather than what you actually had to offer. I realized quickly that it was something that I really didn't want to be a part of. But with that then came a lot of isolation and loneliness. I spent a lot of nights by myself just watching videos of Prince. And some days were good but other days were really fucking hard. I was still trying to learn a lot about this industry, and though some of the times were just really tough it honestly made my voice a lot stronger and gave me the self-sufficient strength to do what I want, and for what I stand for."
"Real Life" is the first offering from her forthcoming debut EP, due out April. Traveling across Alt-pop, R&B, Electro-pop, and even Dance music, Maya B is a formidable artist with a sound that appeals to vast audiences. This month also marks the start of Maya B’s inclusion in Tommy Jeans’ Spring campaign, shot in her studio and featured in stores across the US and online.
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