Maya Malkin X NEON

Maya Malkin: A Musical Journey of Self-Discovery

Born and raised in Montreal, Maya's artistic upbringing and love for music have shaped her path toward becoming the artist she is today. In this exclusive interview, Maya shares her journey, influences, and the exciting projects that lie ahead.

Maya's journey began at FACE (Fine Arts Core Education), a high school in Montreal, where she immersed herself in various artistic disciplines. From choir and drama classes to instrumental training, Maya's early exposure to music nurtured her passion and set the stage for her future endeavours. Initially aspiring to be an actor, Maya found solace and creative freedom in music, where she could express herself without seeking permission. This newfound liberation fueled her desire to pursue a career in music.

Fate intervened when Maya met her bandmates at a karaoke bar, leading to the formation of her band. Serendipitous encounters and relentless dedication propelled Maya's career forward. The pivotal moment arrived when she received the life-changing opportunity to open for Tegan and Sara at the prestigious Metropolis venue. Reflecting on this milestone, Maya describes how their music had inspired her as a young artist, validating her own unique voice and style.

Growing up near the iconic Neon store in Saint-Denis, Maya reminisces about the influence it had on her fashion choices. Neon, along with other notable landmarks, became part of her childhood memories and connected her to her roots. A crucial aspect for an artist constantly on the move - a comfortable shoe. She recently convert to the comfort and style of Birkenstocks, she praises their durability and back support - something to carry her through rehearsals, performances, and the demands of her creative process.

Maya's solo project, initiated in 2020, has gained momentum with remarkable achievements, including winning a prize with Canada's Walk of Fame and RBC. As she eagerly awaits the release of her first solo album, Maya shares her enthusiasm for her second album, for which she had recently secured a grant. Her unique blend of musical influences, combined with her heartfelt lyrics and captivating voice, promises to deliver an amazing listening experience.

From Montreal to Toronto, she is a testament to her passion, resilience, and creative growth. As she continues to craft her unique sound and share her artistry with the world, we eagerly anticipate the release of her future exciting projects that lie ahead. Stay tuned for Maya Malkin's melodious magic and get ready to be swept away by her soulful ballads and poignant storytelling.

Special Thanks to: Maya Malkin & Brian Shannon