Space Review: Maya Yenn – “How Much Sadness Can You Swallow?”
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Introducing today a musical genius, Maya Yenn: singer, songwriter, and producer based in the UK. This extremely talented girl just amazed us with her incredible skills.
From lyrics to production, photo editing end video directing, Maya manages her solo ambitious project flawlessly, dealing and organizing an enormous amount of creative work behind her songs.
She evidently took some inspiration from upbeat electro-pop sounds from artists like Glass Animals and Jungles, and influences from alt-R&B artists like FKA twigs and James Blake. Maya Yenn crafted her own style of dark-pop, with shades of contemporary R&B, often featuring lyrics that deals with themes such as anxiety and nightmares.
Her latest release, “How Much Can You Swallow?”, is a song that made us landing in a rollercoaster to hell and back, an immersive journey into a mysterious and sometimes dark realm. An experience that we suggest to embrace to all electro-pop aficionados, if you want to try something different and completely refreshing.
The song starts with Maya Yenn’s voice: soft, whisper-like tone, accompanied by the melancholic plucked synth that plays throughout the song. This creates an intense atmosphere that makes you alert: something bigger can happen at any time. The track opens up during the wide verse thanks to an electronic beat and a deep bass that surround your ears, with vocal harmonies that give the track a cinematic vibe. The quality of the production here is very clean, the elements in the track were chosen very thoughtfully and infuse to the song a subtle dark mood.
The drop comes immediately to your face with nuances of Trap and Bass music elements. A sense of tension that uplifts you and wakes you up is cleverly created by the progression of chord and the background fx elements, accompanied by an eclectic drum beat and deep bass. Production-wise, everything is perfectly blended together. Maya knows how to use her tools, compressions and wide reverbs, to create an experience you won’t forget easily.
A Beautiful journey that you can’t miss, listen to our playlist of the month Galactic Expedition, and you will encounter this amazing piece of art as well!
See you in the next review,