Jaya Bremer, of Victoria, BC indie-rock band Wise Child (who we have featured here previously), has stepped out on her own to release her debut solo single “Maybe” under the moniker JAYA. Due out June 28, the new track is off of her upcoming EP “Everybody’s Getting Married.”
“Maybe” brings together dissonant synths with explosive guitar, all driven by JAYA’s melancholic yet sweet vocals and revealing lyrics: “‘Maybe’ captures an exact moment for me that I can remember so vividly. The feeling of lying in bed trying to disappear. It is a heavy song, but it doesn’t make me sad. When I perform it for people, I’m just so glad that it came out of me when I was feeling so lost. Life goes up and down, so does this song.”
“Maybe” is a slightly hypnotic, rather transcendent, and fully addictive listen… if anything, it brings to mind the Tourist Company (interestingly, another BC-based act) with the swooping synth sounds careening throughout the song. We look forward to hearing more from JAYA!