An intimate gathering of fans stood at the stage front as the heartfelt lyrics of “Where the Rocks Are” exhaled from Maia’s lips to start the night’s performance. Such calming warmth followed in each arrangement performed throughout the evening.
The solo endeavor, released on Last Gang Records on March 11th clearly separates herself from previous projects such as Coco and Dirty Projectors. This really has Maia’s inner self stamped into it. She portrays a constant positivity uplifting theme that is presented in the most gentle and soothing way.
Maia Friedman’s performance is as memorizing live on stage as it is on record. She has the ability to make a direct connection to each individual. Making you feel as if you are the only one there.
Friedman concludes the nights journey with a change of pace in “A Sleep in the Garden” sending the fans into dance mood. Changing that direct connection into a more inclusive crowd energy.
Under the New Light timing could not have been any better. In a time when fresh starts are what we all crave. Just a Maia sings in “A Sleep in the Garden”