New Track: Maya Azucena – “Come With Me” + Exclusive Interview


Miss Maya Azucena recently released a fresh new tune called “Come With Me.” While catching up about the song, we also managed to get a handful of other great bits into Maya’s world these days. Check out the exclusive interview.

Giant Step: Can you tell us more about the concept of this song and its inspiration? Any background?

Maya Azucena: I wrote “Come With Me” as a flirtatious challenge to someone I had feelings for. There is this intense chemistry between us, yet a huge amount of hesitance to explore it because of the fear of being hurt. My point was to stay in the moment and enjoy each other. I wanted him to just allow me to make him feel good, and this is a feel-good kinda song.

“Come With Me” is produced by music veterans Loslito (multi-instrumentalist and founder of The Rebirth) and Caleb Speir (bassist and co-writer of “American Boy” by Estelle) under the name of their new production team: TRIGO FARE. Their unique brand of organic soundscaping and deeply infectious beats is evident in this first offering as a team.

GS: We heard you went to Russia recently! What was that all about?

Maya: I was recently invited by the U.S. Embassy in Moscow to do a tour of Russia with my band, as Cultural Ambassadors for the U.S.. We did a phenomenal tour of 5 cities in two weeks. Performing about 11 shows in that time, we did two jazz festivals, went to Siberia, sang at a hospital for young people with spinal injuries, walked through Moscow’s Red Square, and received incredible press coverage during our trip

There was a feature on the cover of the World section in The Washington Post and there is this profile piece by MTV Russia, too.

Read the rest of the interview after the jump

Video: Maya Azucena’s “Cry Love” Premiere + Special Performance

Maya Azucena releases the socially conscious video for “Cry Love” today from her recently released album of the same name.

Maya’s new video reflects her sensitivity towards the world we live in which is echoed in the chorus, “If Justice had wings, She would sing, Cry Love in everything.”

Maya will be making a special appearance at The Bronx Museum’s First Fridays series on Friday, December 2nd. The free event starts at 7PM and is open to all ages.

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NYC: Maya Azucena ‘Cry Love’ CD Release Party – Tonight


Come out and celebrate the CD release of Maya Azucena’s latest album, Cry Love, which became available yesterday! The release party will be co-hosted by Maya and the Brooklyn Bodega and take place at Southpaw tonight! You won’t want to miss out. Did we mention it’s free?

Event Details
Maya Azucena Cry Love CD Release Party
Wednesday, September 14th

Southpaw (downstairs @ Downsouth)
125 Fifth Ave. (btw. St Johns + Sterling)
Brooklyn, NY

8PM – Cry Love listening session, meet-&-greet
10PM – Maya’s performance
10:30PM – DJ set

Admission: Free
Suggested $5 donation

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Maya Azucena’s Cry Love out Tomorrow on iTunes + NYC Release Show

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Maya Azucena releases Cry Love tomorrow, June 24th, on iTunes. You can stream the first single, “Cry Love,” below.

Maya Azucena will play a special headline performance at New York City’s Highline Ballroom that evening with the physical album and official, physical release slated for September 13th. Attendees will be able to purchase the physical copy before it hits stores exclusively at her New York release event.

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