MAJA performs the song "STILL BLEEDING" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY JESS HAGGIE
MICROPHONES BY RODE
Telling her honest story to the Brisbane music scene, Serbian-born singer-songwriter Maja is gaining quite a reputation for her eccentric character and glittering performances. Thought-provoking and deeply-personal, the songs are vulnerable and relatable, displaying a depth and maturity far beyond her age. Looking to the past for inspiration, her songs possess a sound quality and nostalgia that her audiences know so well, echoing soul, blues and folk music. Accompanied by a five-piece rhythm section, the music comes together to highlight Maja’s fierce vocal performance and direct song-writing style. Her diverse ranges of styles channel the likes of Otis Redding, Clairy Browne and the Banging Rackettes, Laura Marling and Fiona Apple.
In 2014, Maja completed her studies in Music Composition at the University of Queensland, where she studied piano before focusing her efforts on writing music by pursuing a major in composition. The songstress released her much-anticipated debut single “Treat Me Right” in 2015 which was featured on numerous blogs and played on radio stations such as Triple J. A hard-hitting soul number, the single was inspired by the sounds of Otis Redding and Etta James combining the doo-wop harmonies of the early 60’s with driving piano rhythms.
Maja recently released her self-titled, debut EP; combining lush string arrangements with heart-felt melodies and soulful grooves. Maja, Maja traverses a range of depths and colours, seamlessly transitioning between light and dark tracks. The EP commences with The Dreamer, a light-hearted, upbeat track that was later accompanied by a music video. Directed by Dean Swindell in Samford and the outer suburbs of Brisbane, The Dreamer captures the spontaneous, carefree spirit of summer in Queensland. This year, Maja will be recording her second EP this year with an East Coast tour to follow.
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