2017 will see Maya Jane Coles release her second album, ‘Take Flight’, on her own label I/AM/ME via Skint Records/BMG. ‘Take Flight’ is her most substantial body of work to date and is the long awaited follow up to her debut album “Comfort” (2013) and her “Nocturnal Sunshine” project (2015).
‘Take Flight’ has been preceded by the critically acclaimed EP ‘Won’t Let You Down’, which is receiving worldwide support from DJs in the clubs and on the radio – Pete Tong made the title track his “Essential New Tune”. Featuring remixes of Won’t Let You Down’ from Catz ’n Dogz and Paride Saranceni , album track ‘Cherry Bomb’ plus ‘Round In Circles’, the EP’s various tracks saw premieres with Wonderland, Mixmag, Complex, Grooveand Huffington Post. A further EP ‘Weak/Werk’ will drop imminently!
Maya is an enigma in today’s music world. On this album – as with all her releases – she has written, produced, engineered, arranged, mixed and performed every track, even designing the artwork herself.
Opening track ‘Weak’ kicks off the album with sublime soundscapes and low-slung drums, title track ‘Take Flight’ offers a trip-hop inspired beat with a psychedelic twist.
The album sees guest appearances from acoustic-songwriter Chelou on ‘Darkside’, which is slow, vivid and totally immersive, We Fell To Earth singer Wendy Rae Fowler on ‘A Chemical Affair’ and ‘Misty Morning’ before singer Rachel Butt from the band GAPS features on ‘Keep Me Warm’.
From the high octane ‘Passing Me by’ to the visceral ‘Trails’, ‘Take Flight’ offers an eclectic selection of immersive tracks that are certain to excite old and new fans alike, all over the world.
Maya has already experienced a phenomenal year of global gigs starting with a double header at Coachella (USA) in April and UK festivals such as Parklife and Wildlife as well as on going appearances throughout the summer in Ibiza at Ushuaia and Pacha. Maya will also support electronic titans Depeche Mode on the European leg of their tour this July and play many more festival appearances including Tomorrowland (Belgium), SW4 (UK), Creamfields (UK) and Rock in Rio (Brazil) amongst others.
To date Maya has played in over 40 countries worldwide, released mix compilations for DJ Kicks and Fabric Live, been sampled on Nicki Minaj’s mega hit “Truffle Butter” as well as remixing artists from The XX, Bonobo and Little Dragon through to Florence & The Machine, Sam Smith and Ella Fitzgerald.
‘‘Take Flight’ will be released on Double CD / Heavy Weight 3 x Vinyl Box Set / Digital plus a limited Deluxe Hardback Book CD format will also be exclusively available via Maya’s artist store.
Fans can preorder / pre save the album here and receive the tracks ‘Won’t Let You Down’ and Cherry Bomb instantly when buying via Maya’s store or iTunes.
MAYA JANE COLES – ‘TAKE FLIGHT’
2. Bo & Wing
3. Old Jam
4. Take Flight
5. Darkside feat Chelou
6. Lucky Charm
9. A Chemical Affair feat Wendy Rae Fowler
10. Misty Morning feat Wendy Rae Fowler
11. Keep Me Warm feat GAPS
12. Let You Go
13. Won’t Let You Down
14. On My Way
15. Go On And Make It Through
16. Cherry Bomb
17. Chasing Sunshine
18. Golden Days
20. Passing Me By
‘Take Flight’ will be released ‘August 25th’ through ‘I/AM/ME’ / Skint Records / BMG Records.