from by Maya Elena



Written by Maya Elena
Arranged by Maya Elena, Nick Spielman, and Corey Hess
Recorded and mixed by Rob Genadek at The Brewhouse Studio, Minneapolis, MN
Assistant Engineer: Jake Walther
Mastered at RGP Mastering, Minneapolis , by Rob Genadek
Executive Producer Thomas "Tubsy" Buchanon
Additional vocal harmonies on "Soul Work", and Eldon's guitar in Ya-Ya's recorded at Cedar Tone Sound in Brooklyn Center, MN, with Corey Hess

Bass Guitar by Nick Spielman
Acoustic Guitar by Jason Fladager
Banjo, Resonator and Guitar (on "Inspiration Motivation") by Eldon Hagen
Drums by Corey Hess
Vocals, Electric guitar and 12-string by Maya Elena


I know what I said when I did,
But so much could have changed,
From then, til now.

While the wind eats away at a glass-less window pane,
I find no room, no room, to run and play.

It's beyond me to get rest,
I'm not trying to be the best.
I'm just here, just like you.

Oh by fire's side, delicious flameless light.
Whispering sweet nothings and forget me nots.

I feel the sunlight has got my mind rollin' on,
Like a boulder up hill it's gonna give you all sorts of hell.

It's beyond me to get rest,
I'm not trying to be the best.
I'm just here, just like you.


from Maya Elena, track released July 1, 2016



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Maya Elena Minneapolis, Minnesota

Maya Elena is a singer songwriter based out of Minneapolis. Spookfolk, jazz-oriented grooves define her situational compositions, harboring a voice like a rattlesnake perpetually fighting a dove. She finds creative ways to connect themes such as self-contemplation, nature, social and politically charged lyrics with healing music wrapped around it. ... more

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