Label: Mom + Pop
Released: 23rd September 2022
Maya Hawke’s world is a vivid one. On her new album, ‘Moss’, she brings poetry in motion to life. Inspired by nature – by light and dark and love and loss in equal measure – this is Maya at her most real.
Forging beauty out of chaos, and verse and rhyme out of (sometimes complicated, sometimes not) emotion, the record finds its strength in its delicacy. Vocals soar and swirl like dust motes caught in moonbeams, while babbling brook melodies carry listeners into a world that’s every bit as relatable as it is hopeful. Whether she’s lamenting what she likes about someone she holds dear (‘Hiatus’), finding affirmation through art (Thérèse), or declaring the resolve to be strong (‘Over’), her music remains, at its core, an adventure to experience.
Unafraid to face world-weary wisdom with wide-eyed wonder, ‘Moss’ is a soft breeze in the midst of disorder, a gentle reminder of how much beauty there is to be found if we can take the chance to open our eyes to it.