So after all my hype Maiysha did not win (the award went to Chrisette Michele). But she turned plenty of heads with this flashy outfit on the red carpet at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards.
I’ve taken sometime to listen to beautiful new songstress Maiysha. Her debut album is titled This Much is True. Her Myspace page is here. I suppose she’s classified as a Progressive/neo-soul type of artist. But, she actually seems to have a neo-soul/jazz/classic rock/R&B/BananaRepublic-esque sound.
Bottomline: The woman can sing and has cross-cultural appeal.
Favorite track: Over My Head (a song about a woman who gets intimate a bit too fast and is confused). The song has a nifty change-of-pace and Mayisha shows her ability to sing smoothed out lyrics and then rap in a melodious manner. This gals got talent!
I also like You Don’t Know, Sledgehammer (A cover of Peter Gabriel’s ’80s hit), and Wanna be, heck, the whole album is perfect for listening to on a long drive, a house warming party, relaxing in a lounge, or folding laundry.
Maybe the best thing about Maiysha is that she is a disciplined, conservative, and principled woman who everyone can be proud of. She is not a flash-in-the-pan, big break type (Insert airhead artist [here]). Maiysha is educated and dedicated to her family and friends. She is well respected in the New York social scene and we will never see her put on blast for foolishness in TMZ or bossip.com
But you can see her on this video interview. (As of this blog posting on Aug. 7th it has 367 views…watch it)
Hey, Maiysha, if you’re reading this, I’d love for you to dedicate Orbit to me someday–I’m smitten. Oh and I’ll fix up your wikipedia entry, it’s not currently wikified. If you have a Facebook fan page I’ll join it.
DISCLAIMER: Maiysha’s mom is one of my mentors. They are a wonderful mother/daughter team who should be profiled in Essence, People, Oprah, or even Time magazine someday.