First Listen: Maysa is going to "Pray for Peace"

(September 24, 2014) Maysa is the kind of singer who takes hold of a song and enraptures her audience, as she delivers lyrics, phrases, melodies and harmonies in a way that only she can. Blessed with an instantly identifiable honey-toned mezzo-soprano and an undeniably brilliant and magnetic stage presence, Maysa’s alluring vocals, candor, humor and purity as an artist make her a rarity in this business. Having collaborated with everyone from Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan to Incognito and Angela Bofill, Maysa can hang with the best. It is no wonder the recipient of Soul Train’s “Soul Approved Underground Singer” was declared ‘WONDERful’ by the iconic Stevie Wonder.

(September 24, 2014) Maysa is the kind of singer who takes hold of a song and enraptures her audience, as she delivers lyrics, phrases, melodies and harmonies in a way that only she can. Blessed with an instantly identifiable honey-toned mezzo-soprano and an undeniably brilliant and magnetic stage presence, Maysa’s alluring vocals, candor, humor and purity as an artist make her a rarity in this business. Having collaborated with everyone from Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan to Incognito and Angela Bofill, Maysa can hang with the best. It is no wonder the recipient of Soul Train’s “Soul Approved Underground Singer” was declared ‘WONDERful’ by the iconic Stevie Wonder.  Maysa’s voice has been described as “Smooth and as rich as chocolate” by Blues & Soul Magazine while The Dallas Morning News declares it “Sublime…down-home funky one moment and elegantly jazzy the next” and The Philadelphia Daily News raves, “To die for.” October 28, 2014 Maysa will release her first and anticipated holiday album A VERY MAYSA CHRISTMAS. “I’ve been wanting to do a Christmas record for years,” shares the dynamic and down to earth vocalist who has emerged as the best jazz/soul vocalists of her generation. “I hope people enjoy my take on the songs they've heard done by hundreds of artists over the years. My biggest wish for mankind is that people truly learn what it means to love yourself. I believe a healthy self esteem is the basis for true happiness.” 
 
A VERY MAYSA CHRISTMAS features Maysa’s innovative arrangements of several favorites as well as  the moving Edwin Hawkins song “Pray For Peace,” which is a meditation Maysa delivers with the hopes of spreading healing and peace throughout the world. It's our newest SoulTracks First Listen. Check out this beautiful song, below, and tell us what you think!