Nashville’s favourite alt-pop duo mai.la release introspective EP ‘Blush’. Made up of five genre stepping tracks, the EP is an impressive step for the emerging pair who are beginning to lean into their signature sound. Lush guitars are blended with electronic production and bold vocal melodies, creating a unique soundscape that oozes charisma. ‘Maybe’ is a personal favourite, taking cues from pop, R&B and indie – with smooth vocals taking centre stage.
“We’ve been attached at the hip for an eternity, cut from the same mold. We wrote this song for us, and people like us, that have someone in their life that are the same type of psycho as them. They’ll drive you crazy, and you let them take the wheel.” – mai.la on ‘maybe’
“blush’ is our time capsule. We made each of these tracks at such a specific time of our lives. There is no doubt that in 30 years, we’re going to listen to this EP and be transported to Tennessee roads and cicada songs. We’re going to remember the laughter, and the tears, the stress and the hugs. We’re going to remember 12-hour jam sessions and staying up until the sun rose, sleeping until 3pm, then doing it again. We weren’t thinking about putting it out, or where we’d be when we did, or how we’d feel about these songs. We weren’t thinking at all. It manifested, and now it’s here, and we will always be grateful for that. We hope that by listening, you get to see a little peek of that too.” – mai.la