Album · 2008 · 13 Songs. See All. Wanna Be. Wanna Be - Single 2008. This Much Is True: 2008.
Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Maiysha blends jazz and R&B for a soulful, contemporary sound that is equal parts Joni Mitchell, Norah Jones, and Erykah Badu. MUCH IS TRUE, released in 2008, was co-written and produced by Scott Jacoby, and elegantly balances its style and substance with strong material, sleek, rary soul sound (the production sidesteps the over-processed feel of a vast majority of contemporary R&B releases), and Maiysha’s stunning vocal performances.
Maiysha's This Much Is True, marks the arrival of a striking new figure in the presently up-for-grabs realm of contemporary soul music. The debut album from the Brooklyn-based writer/artist is elegant and intelligent, hook-laden and envelope-pushing; no wonder Maiysha and usonia founder Scott Jacoby prefer to describe their joint creation as progressive soul
What you hear on This Much Is True, her stellar debut, is profound originality. Producer Scott Jacoby knows exactly what each song demands, whether the hand-clap hook on "Gods", the burlesque trimmings that cloak "Matter of Pride", or the funky clavinet that bubbles underneath "You Don't Know". His august instincts insure the album’s immunity to filler.
The reason? Maiysha is a formidable artist and This Much Is True, her debut for Eusonia Records, is a perfect album. Intensely personal, eminently melodic, and downright funky in all the right places, This Much Is True heralds the arrival of an artist who injects originality into a musical landscape that's been painted in derivative strokes for far too long. Maiysha's exceptional singing and songwriting, and the hook-laden production by her co-writer Scott Jacoby, is nearly devoid of classification. After playing This Much Is True four times through over the course of 24 hours, I reside with this thought: hundreds of artists release a debut album each year. Only a fraction of those albums make any impact and even fewer of them are uniformly excellent. This Much Is True is above recommendation: it is essential. Welcome Maiysha, we've been waiting for you.
MAIYSHA is a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter whose debut album, This Much Is True: earned her a 2009 nomination in the Best Urban Alternative Performance category -a remarkable feat for an independent artist, which made her a striking contender in contemporary soul music. Her music was described by Newsweek magazine as elegant and intelligent, hook-laden and h a touch of old-school classic style. Her second release, 2010’s UnderCover, was recorded live at New York City’s legendary Blue Note Jazz Club.
Release source: CD. Year: 2008. Discount: 20%. 00:00.
Minneapolis-born songbird Maiysha is a true blend of beauty and talent. The graduate of Sarah Lawrence College is a former model and teacher. Now, Maiysha is a Grammy-nominated artist - recognized for her single, "Wanna B. Her debut album, "This Much is True," is a genre bender, mixing hip hop rhythms with jazz and funk grooves. She speaks with Tony Cox and gives a live, in-studio performance.
Grammy-nominated recording artist Maiysha is a striking up & coming figure in contemporary soul music. Her critically acclaimed debut album, This Much Is True:, marked the arrival of a striking up-and-coming figure in contemporary soul music. Her music is elegant and intelligent, hook-laden and envelope-pushing - with a touch of old-school classic style – the kind of new sound that landed her a remarkable 2009 Grammy nomination for her first single Wanna Be in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance category.
Maiysha (2). This Much Is True (CD, Album). Singles & EPs. none. Maiysha (2). Chase (CDr, Single, Promo).
|1||Over My Head||Maiysha||3:55|
|5||You Don't Know||Maiysha||4:01|
|8||This Much Is True||Maiysha||4:15|
|9||Celebrity||Maiysha feat: Bahamadia||3:57|
|12||Matter of Pride||Maiysha||4:01|
Title: This Much Is True
Style: Contemporary R&B
Recording location: Maze Studios, New York, NY
Size MP3: 1878 mb
Size FLAC: 1477 mb
Rating: 4.3 / 5
Other Formats: MP4 MP2 MPC MMF TTA WMA