Hi! Tell me about The Maya Secret. Why did you decide to name the band with such title? What kind of ideas do you explore?
Hi there! We are the band from St. Petersburg, Russia. We play some atmospheric indie-rock / indie-pop music with some piano and electronic stuff. Speaking on name, there is no one particular answer. For the most part, it always makes you feel mysterious and dreamy when you think about the Maya civilization and their secrets. So it kinda represents our sound. The ideas are pretty simple: love, loss, life and death, believing in yourself and etc.
“Dreams Will Take You Along” was released October 5th, 2018. How does that make you feel? Do you feel you have put this single into masses without any wishes to change something now?
It feels okay. This song is an experiment for us. But we like it. There is always a way to make things better. Maybe the mix would be different, or the album cover would be changed. But now we have it as it is.
Tell me more about “Dreams Will Take You Along”? The single’s idea etc…
The ideas are about following your dreams and never give up. As simple as that. The sound is more interesting part, because musically the song is different from our previous material. It’s a dance track, and it has kinda house influence in it. We tried to create light and catchy dance song but still keeping the elements of our dreamy sound.
Where do you take all the inspiration from?
Many things. It may sounds cliché but life is the main inspiration.
In your opinion, what is the best way to define The Maya Secret’s sound?
It is dreamy atmospheric and quite romantic and sentimental music about simple life things. In terms of genre, we used to call ourselves indie-rock / dream-pop band.
So, are you on hiatus now, just relaxed and looking for album feedbacks, or did you started to compose new stuff immediately?
We are continuing to work on our upcoming album, which we plan to release next year. It’s still a lot of work to do.
What are your main musical influences? How huge is their influence in your sound?
We listen to very different music and love different bands and artists. But regarding to The Maya Secret sound, the main influences are Coldplay, Radiohead, The Chemical Brothers, Moby and many others. They all influenced the sound in some way.
Is there some well-known musician in particular that you would like to use in one of your upcoming albums?
It’s hard to name one particular artist. But it would be nice to work with someone who has something in common with us.
What is your personal strategy for making your music heard by a larger audience?
Playing on big festivals with big headliners and going to new places.
Do you have any other hobby besides music?
Of course we do. We’re all different individuals and like to do many things, from art and sports to hiking, camping and even a historical reenactment. But music is the main passion for all of us.
Are you all supported by your relatives towards your devotion to music?
Yea. And it’s very important, we think. It is always nice to have someone on your side.
How’s the rock scene in Russia right now? Is it easy to play gigs, to buy records etc there these days?
There are so many great bands in Russia. But the main issue is that many of them are underground. They can’t make good amount of money on their music, because most of people in Russia don’t want to support them buying records or even going on shows. However, there is a positive trend for the last couple of years and we’re hoping for the best.
Thank you for answering my questions, see ya on the road!