Twenty-seven-year-old Maya Yenn is a UK-based independent artist. The alt-pop star and producer has a dark sound, combined with electronic tapestries that give an eerily playful feeling to her music. As a producer Yenn is also known for her inventive beats, all made out of everyday sounds and household objects.
Yennn’s sound is influenced and shares similarities with world-famous and award-winning artist, Billie Eilish, and on a different scale her music might remind readers of Less Than 1,000 Followers of the mysterious PleasePrettyLea.
tiptoe is Maya Yenn’s completely self-produced single. The song intended to have and successfully pulled off an air that belongs to childhood lullabies, and it slowly messes with this concept as darkness and unease eventually start surrounding and enveloping every note and word.
The origin of the song can be traced back to Tiktok, where in Halloween of 2020, a video of Yenn’s blew up and became a commotion on the app. In the video, Yenn is seen recording mundane, yet spine-chilling sounds in order to create an ambience fitting of the holiday. In the following update, after the overwhelming positive reaction, Maya released a new video containing a haunting beat that would later on become the basis for tiptoe. As comments from users kept increasing, Yenn proceeded to add lyrics to her own beat and, once that had been completed, to create a full version of the song.
The end result is a foreboding, unnerving beat that is accompanied by equally petrifying lyrics. tiptoe encapsulates the anguish, fear, and insecurities that the current generations are struggling with more than what was usual in the past. With lyrics that focus on such themes, and a sound reminiscent of one of the top musicians of the moment, the sound and words of tiptoe are both appealing and relatable to listeners that belong to the Millenial and Gen Z young adults and teens.
Constantly exceeding expectations and creating excitement before her debut, Maya Yenn took full advantage of the tools social media provides, showing her aptitude and desire to make her name known in the alt-pop scene. On top of her cleverness, she’s shown unquestionable talent and a creativity that current listeners and consumers crave, making her an ideal rising star.
If you enjoyed Maya Yenn’s music and would like to stay updated, be sure to check out her official website. For social media you can follow her Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktok accounts. To listen to her music, you can head over to her Spotify profile, Soundcloud, and Youtube channel.
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