critics are raving, the audience is captivated. Everything
Maysa is touching with her voice turns to gold. She is the
undisputed queen of soul, R&B, acid jazz and all that genres
she comes in contact with.
Her new album Love Is A Battlefield revolves around
the topic love like many of her previous projects.
Therefore, it is not a coincidence that the starting track
has the title The Things We Do For Love. With the
enchanting love ballade she echoes her unrequited emotive
affection. Producers Chris “Big Dog” Davis has perfectly
captured the magic moment of ultimate sweetness.
Can We Talk is a song recorded by R&B singer Tevin
Campbell and composed and produced by Babyface. Maysa
changes the persons in the lyrics to give the song more
sense. When she intonates her truly rewarding vocals, the
sun stands still shining right on your place. The
million-selling sound explosion Love Is a Battlefield
by Pat Benatar is up-tempo and rebelliously minded.
Maysa slows down the song to a spiritual content, and the
ability to involve the listener in an intense dialogue.
Because It's Really Love is a song from the
platinum awarded album Give Me The Reason by Luther
Vandross. At that time, Jason Miles played synthesizer on
this album. Maysa has worked with Jason on several occasions
especially for his project Soul Summit and the
Grover Washington album. Jason performs on this
rendition keyboards and percussion, produced and arranged
the tune. He is very thankful for the opportunity to revisit
history and to be anew part of a great song.
If you don't know Jesse Rae, I recommend to have a glimpse
at that rare footage on YouTube, to catch the crazy
atmosphere of the 80's. Inside Out is a wonderful
come back to that time, when clubs were called disco. Play
it loud and play it often. The Aretha Franklin inspired
Inseparable was the debut hit of vocal legend Nathalie
Cole, the daughter of Nat King Cole. Maysa harmonizes a
classic with great respect to the original and still gives
the melody her own touch.
Maysa sings Justin Bieber. Unbelievable? No, it works.
As Long As You Love Me provides the evidence. A perfect
arrangement, stunning harmonies and Maysa's voice is more
than enough to justify this concept. Footsteps In the
Dark is a collaboration between Mays and Jamie Jones,
member of the group All-4-One. The Isley Brothers’ have
released this song during their platinum period in 1977.
Timbre and vocal colors are very close to the original.
Am I Dreaming, a love ode of Atlantic Star from
their album Radiant (1981), is for Maysa the
perfect template with depth and subtle nuances. Mr.
Dream Merchant was originally released by Jerry Butler
in 1967. No one else than Maysa can recharge the warmth of
this ancient gem.
Maysa is embracing the sound and impact of olden times with
Love Is A Battlefield. Every song has its special
place as part of music history standing the test of time.
The renditions are not only recognizable but have superbly
gone a refining process of specific Maysa art.