Maya Bennett is a young artist from Colorado who started her music journey at the age oft twelve. She is currently only sixteen but already released an album entitled More of Less. Bennett may have a future ahead of herself after spending some time with this album.
She has a soulful voice that works great for R&B and blues. She sounds a lot older than her age on this album. She can be dynamic and knows how to cover her words in emotion.
The album starts off with “Naked As We Came.” This is a great song with clean guitar, orchestral strings, drums and bass. As great as the music sounds it's ultimately her voice that carries the song. Her lyrics are also quite original. She sings, “I've gotten lost, I never know the way / Only things that know me are my brain waves I / thought my thoughts lacked consistency / I’m still as naked as I came.“
The opener is not a fluke. She continues to display her songwriting skills on “San Andreas.” It's a powerful song with some beautifully sad arrangements. “Thanks for Asking” is a little different. The bass drum hits hard and a slight distorted guitar drives the song. It increases tempo at times hitting a crescendo. At that point you are treated to nothing else besides her vocals and the thump of the bass drum.
As the album progresses there really aren’t any duds. “Self Loathing Flair” and the closer “Silent Still” were highlights.
Making it in the music industry is difficult to say the least. Bennet has some talent and the more she refines and evolves the better chance she has of getting noticed by the masses. More of Less is about as of good as a start as you could ask for.
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