There Are A 'Million n'1' Reasons To Love Mayaeni
With her dexterous fret-board skills and soulful vocal rasp, Detroit native Mayaeni possesses a talent of genuinely arresting power. Able to invest her emotionally eloquent lyricism with viscerally potent sensuality and vulnerability courtesy of the intimacy, nuance and poise of her maturely expressive delivery, she effortlessly encompasses the constituent elements of her rock/pop/soul vibe. A confidently delivered blend of ear-catching melodies, heart-felt emotion and fluent guitar, her sensibility comes effortlessly infused with the sing-along charm of well-polished pop, the meaningful weight of soul, and the self-possessed swagger of rock.
Schooled musically through an eclectic range of influences courtesy of time spent with her musician father in the studio, Mayaeni began fashioning her self-described 'Detroit bred rock & soul' sound from a young age. After spending time in the U.K. post high school, she returned to the U.S., where she worked on her own music while playing open mics and recording demos for other artists. Having released both an EP and album by 2007, she followed up with her 'Cold Love' EP in 2011, and a year later went on to have a huge hit in collaboration with DJ Sander Van Doorn, 'Nothing Inside'. Signing to Jay-Z's Roc Nation, she released the 'Black Jeans' single in 2014, and now follows up her recent 'Basement Kid Mixtape' with the sultry yearning and sensuous invitation of her new track, 'Million n'1'.