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.