2017 will see Maya Jane Coles release her second album, ‘Take Flight’, on her own label I/AM/ME via Skint Records/BMG. The album is her most substantial body of work to date and is the follow up to her debut album ‘Comfort’ (2013) and her ‘Nocturnal Sunshine’ project (2015). The album has been preceded by the EP ‘Won’t Let You Down’, which is apparently 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!
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 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 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 tracks that may well excite old and new fans alike.
Maya has already experienced a big 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. She will also support 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.
‘Take Flight’ will be released on double CD / 3 x Vinyl Box Set / Digital plus a limited deluxe hardback book CD format will also be exclusively available via Maya’s artist store.
It’s out 25 August.