Gas Mask Magazine

Maya J: “Home”

By: Eric Reyes
June 8, 2021

It’s fitting that in the tags for this track’s genre and descriptions, the words ‘soundtrack’, ‘cinematic’, and ‘dramatic’ are present.

‘Home’ by Maya J would be at home in a CW or Netflix homecoming/murder mystery show, as part of the trailer or spicing up the teaser.

Maya J’s vocals have a lot of heat. There is an enticing purr that she wields effectively, really drawing you in to the song. Staying at the huskier end of her vocal register, it definitely envelopes you, wraps you up in its depth, and creates that feeling of warmth and familiarity.

The lyrics, speaking of the harsher realities of life, and how they all melt away in the safety, or the ideal of safety, of home, or whatever comes close, really spoke to me. It speaks to the loneliness we all experience when we’re away from those we love, and so we have to create the new connections to bridge the gap, fill the void. Home is where you make it, as the saying goes.

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