New York artist ArinMaya reminds me of why I enjoy bringing new artists to Finding the B-Side. It’s the same feeling I often have when I go to the grocery store. You’re probably wondering what connection music has to a grocery store, other than the soft tunes you hear playing as you stroll the aisles. Well, oftentimes while I’m looking for a certain type of food, I’ll find something new that looks so interesting that I simply have to try it. Sometimes is orange-mango-peach juice, other times it’s caramel-chocolate ice cream. ArinMaya’s music had that same effect. This week as I reviewed several other album submissions, I kept coming back to her newly released EP, The Sound of ArinMaya. The project had such an interesting mix of titles that I was eager to hear them all. Each offered a new vibe, unlike anything I’ve heard in a while.
ArinMaya’s music reflects a geniune love for her craft, which has taken her from singing as a youngster for her family to singing all over stages in New York City and Paris. She starts her EP, which she calls a formal introduction to herself as a singer and musician with I Will Sing, an acapella medley of spirituals and follows with an assortment of catchy, yet fulfilling songs.
When I find great food and music, I love to share it. So, here’s a sample from The Sound of ArinMaya entitled (I Want) To Be Beautiful.
(I Want) To Be Beautiful