The wonderful MAYSA LEAK has a brand new album on the way…. ‘Blue Velvet Soul’ – set to be released on Shanachie on June 18th. The release comes at after what’s been a tough year for the Baltimore-born soulstress – she lost her mother … a lady the singer described as her “best friend”. MAYSA reveals, “She (mom) made me promise to keep going no matter what. I was able to continue with my live shows in almost a robotic state but when it came time to create. I was lost. I finished this record with God’s help and a little help from my friends.”

With all that help ‘Blue Velvet Soul’ is shaping up to be MAYSA’S best collection yet. Eight of the songs on the album are MAYSA originals and they include ‘Good Morning Sunrise’ (a duet with long-time collaborator, BLUEY from INCOGNITO) and the sultry ‘Sophisticated Lover’. Of the covers a take on JOHNNY HAMMOND’S ‘Quiet Fire’ (best known in the NANCY WILSON version) is set to be a standout.

Watch out for a full review of BLUE VELVET SOUL here @SJF very soon.