One of our first, new artists of 2014 is Mayleen:
Who is Mayleen?
I’m a really down to earth person. I’m unprejudiced and feel strongly about human rights. Everyone has the right to enjoy life and feel happiness, no matter where on earth. I don’t want to be derivative, I want to find my own space for my own music. Besides music I love fashion, training and most of all my family.
How old are you and where are you originally from?
I recently turned 24… Please stop time! I’m a small-town girl, born and raised in Uddevalla, Sweden. I still live here but since the music started for real I’ve been traveling a lot to Stockholm. I do want to move there, I’m just waiting for all the pieces to fall into place.
What is your musical background and when did you start with music?
I starting singing as soon as I could speak and I’ve never stopped. Sometimes I forget that I’m among people and start singing, in shops, while cooking or just walking down the street. Since I was maybe 3 years old I’ve been in showbiz, starting out in our living room in front of Mom and Dad, I continued in music school and now with my own music.
Where do you find your inspiration?
I really want everyone to be able to relate to my lyrics but of course in their own way depending on experience and happenings in life. Therefore I find most of my inspiration from the everyday life, close relationships, happenings in life. I also believe that we unconsciously find our inspiration from music we normally listen to. For me that’s artists like Beyonce, Rihanna and Agnes.
Where does the song come from and what is it really about?
Alexander Ferrer, also known as Newkid, is one of my best friends. He wrote this song for me and the first time I heard it I fell in love. The lyric is very personal and he told me that he based it on stories I’ve told him about my Daughter and her Father. We started to work with the songwriter/producer Oscar Mårtensson and created the final master together. I’m so happy with the result and I hope you’ll enjoy it!
How does the response you’ve gotten from your release feel for you?
For me it’s sick just to find myself on Spotify and other stores where all big artists have there music. The song has only been up for a few days but already we’re getting the most amazing comments, people seem to be spreading the word and we have almost 3000 plays on Spotify. I’m so grateful and happy, this is crazy!
When 2014 starts we have a lot planned. We’re gonna promote this single but also work on new material, the plan is to release a new one just in time for spring. We’ve only been working on this project for 1 year, it has gone really fast and it’s a lot to take in. I’m looking forward to the rest of our journey and it’s exciting to think, it has only just begun.
Listen to Mayleen’s release Mayleen – Mitt Hjärta