Hook & Ladder Theater, Minneapolis
September 15, 2023
Were we ever not “infected”? In a post pandemic world, Mayda evaluates what “healthy” looked like before covid. Were we ever really healthy? Or have we always been in limbo between feeling safe and being on the edge of the world. Has the world ever not had pre-existing conditions of racism, shootings, social media addiction, and uncertainty?
Mayda’s latest release, “Infected”, was recorded over two years – in the heart of the pandemic. Her swagger comes out in the songs Freak, Snq Paq, Gold and more.
We all know the unbearable symptoms and the dangerous funky side effects. You are not alone. We love you.
Hello, I’m MAYDA.
“Her R&B-infused pop is undeniably fresh, as she swings between pared-down acoustic struts, full-band funkadelic blasts, and electronic drumbeats and synth flourishes that would make the Purple One proud…. this prolific young soul singer is just beginning her journey, but it’s hard not to anticipate big things from the petite yet larger-than-life pop songstress.” -Andrea Swensson
Infected – Available world-wide on September 15th, 2023 – is a new LP From MAYDA is a full-bodied ride of funk, rock and roll and soul. Her melodious vocals are infectious and the production is cool and rhythmic. The album moves and glides and showcases the dynamic vocal range of MAYDA. This is much like her entire musicology: vulnerable, relatable and confrontational.
Her honest lyrics with ear catching hooks and toe tapping rhythms will have you humming her words repeatedly in your head. MAYDA takes you on a very personal journey, she allows you to see inside and feel her emotions as your own. Freak is an authentic, reactive song that takes you the listener on a personal journey and leaves you feeling the power of acceptance. Chant to Crawl is a modern take on primal drums and spiritual verse.