MAYA SALAFIA'S POP SINGLE "EVERLASTING" REKINDLES THE LOVE THAT GOT AWAY
Maya Salafia’s new indie pop single, “Everlasting”, released on June 10, 2022, arrives just in time to embrace and rekindle not just summer love, but all love. You see the love swirling around you as the song’s softhearted lyrics cross over into your own personal love stories, and gracefully convey the complexities of love.
Do you watch the moon on the car ride home?
I’m watching it too, but you don’t know
Sometimes I’ll whisper to the sky
I’ll send a note and I’ll pray
That we’ll intertwine someday
You’d read me the chapters of your story.
I promise I’ll sit quietly and look into your eyes
Oh that’s it
Oh that’s it
It’s like a love letter that I hope will reach everyone in a different, but equally
special way. ~Maya Salafia, singer-songwriter
The song is about yearning for reconnection of a prior love story. With depth and wisdom, the music and lyrics penetrate your soul and personal and eternal love connections.
Through an incredibly emotive storyline and poetic lyricism, Maya Salafia has proven that the revitalization of the pop-country genre just might be on the horizon with her new track “Everlasting.” The song starts off with beautiful acoustic guitar-work and Maya’s soft, melodic vocals which might bear a pleasant resemblance to country-era Taylor Swift. Other influencers detected include Phoebe Bridgers and Tate McRae.
The energy of the song builds up quickly as it transitions into all engaging pop-country choruses, with a full band becoming a driving force for the song. This is where Maya begins to show that she is willing to push the envelope sonically and add more of a rock influence, with a combination of acoustic and electric guitars and sunny synths accompanying her smooth, soaring vocals.
While there are numerous songs about relationships out there in the sea of music, “Everlasting” has a charm to it that sets it apart from the pack and shows that it can also stand head and shoulders above it through Maya’s ability to pull the listener into the song with her lyrics. The bridge of “Everlasting” is a clear example of this with its main line “your bad side, your good side, your demons in your night sky”, painting a clear image for the listener, and a relatable one at that because it is about accepting someone for who they are. The emotion and quality behind the arrangement of “Everlasting” must also be emphasized, as Maya hits the nail on the head in every section dynamically and melodically, creating a track which motions repeat listening.
The new single production team included Brad Young of BKY Studios, vocal producer and lead engineer, Owen Korzec, producer and sole instrumental musician on the song, Performers on the Go, Production Manager and Marketing/PR Manager.
Maya is an amazing songwriter, talented beyond her years. Her new pop single is like a dynamic, dreamy pop rock masterpiece full of emotion. -Owen Korzec,,song producer
Boston-based singer-songwriter and pop artist, Maya Salafia, has been writing pop music since she was nine years old, and she released her debut EP of five original songs, Trapped in a Daydream, at age thirteen. Her prior release, “First Grade”, was placed on over 90 playlists and exceeds 29,000 Spotify streams. On February 25, 2022, “First Grade” was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2021 International Songwriting Competition in the “Teen” Category.
Maya started playing piano at age five and wrote her first original song at nine years old. Her piano teacher, Paul Jacobs, saw how much she loved writing songs, and encouraged her to step into the recording studio. Maya hopes to focus seriously on songwriting in her career and plans to release several new songs in 2022 with “In the fall” up next.
Maya Salafia's pop song, “In the fall”, was the top winner of the 2021 lyric competition with a perfect score of '10' being submitted from each judge. The judging panel commented on how they loved the ease of flow, poeticism, song structure and imagery the song presented. All the judges felt it was a beautiful song that was real on love's hesitation, and they all enjoyed the song's beautiful alignment with nature. Maya submitted a group of songs for the competition, and also placed 2nd with “First Grade” and tied for 3rd place with “Everlasting.”
In all of Maya’s original songs, whether it’s a ballad or an upbeat tune that you can dance to, she likes to use imagery in her lyrics to tell a story and share her inner world and experiences with her listeners. She employs the practice of “show, don’t tell” with her lyrics, so the songs have a lasting impact on listeners and brings them deeper into the stories.
Maya’s love for song writing shines through in her performances and honest lyrics. You visualize the story behind the lyrics, and want to hear more, forgetting her young age.
I want people to hear, feel and experience the real, authentic me, and I hope that comes through in my music. I love to use imagery to tell a story in my songs, and to share my true self and a piece of my heart and mind with my audience. Also, even though I am only sixteen, which some might consider young, I strive to be taken seriously as a prolific songwriter and performer. ~Maya Salafia, singer-songwriter
Maya is also a lead singer in the session musician band, Synco, performing in shows, festivals, and events throughout the New England region. In May 2022 she was a finalist in the Hard Rock Café Performers on the Go Showcase, and placed in three award categories, including 2nd place solo artist, 2nd place vocal performance, and winning “Most Impressive Songwriting.”
Maya’s music is alive with joy and hope, and is full of melodic hooks, and simple eloquence and poetic beauty that stays with you and creates imagery that creates an everlasting reflection that love is in the air. The new release, “Everlasting”, with its soaring, “can’t help but sing along” chorus and positive vibes, is a classic love pop song with long staying power, and instant shareability. ~Performers on the Go, LLC
The simplicity and subtleties of the lyrics of “Everlasting” bring hope that mutual love will win. You said you’d laugh until you cried, something I never knew. Now all I want is you.
You may follow Maya on Instagram @mayasalafia and on Spotify.