On When I Hear Your Name, Maeta digs deep into life's ups and downs with a little help from Pharrell, SZA, Kehlani, Ty Dolla $ign, Demi Lovato, and Lucky Daye.
In a whirlwind of critical acclaim, Maeta, recently dubbed "The Rising Phenom" by VIBE, is swiftly solidifying her place in R&B. With praise from New Wave branding her as "R&B's Latest Powerhouse" and her track "Sexual Love" making Rolling Stone's "Songs You Need To Know" list, the singer is quickly becoming a name to watch.
Maeta’s music delves into the complexities of relationships, drawing from personal experiences that navigate the fine line between passion and turmoil. She cautiously refrains from labeling it "toxic," although the tangled, emotionally charged dynamic with her muse heavily influences her lyrical tapestry. "Like my music, it feeds me," she admits, reflecting on the turbulent romance that fuels her creative spirit. "It’s all I sing about."
Across 13 evocative tracks, the soul singer masterfully immerses listeners into the whirlwind of emotions entwined within her tumultuous relationship. A constellation of A-list collaborators and friends further elevates her rising talent, propelling her toward a stratosphere of pop stardom.
Setting the stage, the first single, “S(EX)” serves as a fitting overture, penned by the esteemed Kehlani. Subsequently, the collaboration with Lucky Daye & Free Nationals, "Through The Night," seamlessly follows, further solidifying her musical prowess.
With When I Hear Your Name, Maeta has proven to be ceaselessly dedicated while diligently crafting her very own musical identity. Her work takes her across music hubs, from the sun-soaked streets of LA to the bustling energy of New York and the creative aura of London. Sessions with the legendary Pharrell in Miami underscore her ambitious vision as she leans into a more pop-oriented sound for her upcoming releases.
As she enthusiastically puts it, "I have a feeling it’s gonna be an amazing year." And judging by her meteoric rise and boundless spirti, the musical universe awaits with bated breath for the luminous journey Maeta is poised to embark upon.