New track Just A Girl follows the releases of her Childish Games EP and this summer’s 24F. The track takes Maya Lane in to acoustic pop territory as she delivers a song about being a young independent woman.
Speaking about the track, which was produced by BRIT Award and Mercury Prize winner Jonathan Quarmby, Maya Lane said, “I started writing ‘Just a Girl’ last July in my bedroom at home after a family member had asked me for the 100th time if I was ever going to get a boyfriend! The first few verses of the song (which haven’t been changed or tweaked since that moment) were my initial, raw reaction to the question. Expressing my frustration of feeling like no one else could see what I can see, which is that I’m happy and fine not in a relationship – which seems to be questioned more for women than men.
“However, the song became so much more than that. It also celebrates and touches on what it means to me to be a girl: the sense of community, the beauty, the power, the chaos, the emotions, the simple and the complex. It also acknowledges the stereotypes that exist and changes that still need to be made in our society. I finished writing the song with Alex O’Shaughnessy, and before we even finished, it was already a favourite of mine.
“It was so important to me that we kept the music video simple but meaningful, just like the song. I asked my followers and friends to send in videos that describe and portray girlhood to them. The ups, the downs, the beauty and chaos of it all. I really wanted everyone who follows me to feel as though they had a part in this. We filmed the performance part of the video in the beautiful garden location of Little House Sessions, which is a collective bringing musicians together and creating a space for artists to share their music in a way that feels like a heart-to-heart conversation in your home.”
Maya Lane has also confirmed that she will support Far From Saints on their UK tour. The eight date tour includes a Manchester gig at the Bridgewater Hall.
When does Maya Lane support Far From Saints at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall?
Maya Lane supports Far From Saints at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, on 21 November 2023. The Manchester gig is one of nine UK dates she is playing:
15 November – Birmingham, Town Hall
16 November – Llandudno, Venue Cymru Arena
17 November – Glasgow, Pavilion Theatre
19 November – Newcastle, Tyne Theatre
20 November – Edinburgh, Queen’s Hall
21 November – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
23 November – Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
24 November – Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion