Maya Lakhani was born into the rock scene having cemented her love for it since playing in bands from age 12. With her most recent band, she played the likes of Rough Trade East curated by Dream Wife, the Isle of Wight Festival New Blood Competition national finals and headlined The Camden Assembly. With all of this valuable experience, she is ready as a debut artist, releasing Walk Alone. Maya spoke with The Fountain about where the inspiration for the track came from as well as her fave London venue.
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Walk Alone?
The reception has been really positive. The song is inspired by the conversations around women’s safety and the desire to walk alone without fear. It’s been nice to hear from listeners that it is helping to highlight an important issue, and that people have also found the track and its’ message powerful.
TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence?
An anthemic alternative rock song with a powerful message.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?
I plan to continue releasing lots more music. I write, record and produce my tracks from home, so this gives me the freedom to work on music whenever I like. I’m feeling more inspired than ever, so I can’t wait to release the music I have been working on! With gigs on the horizon, I would hopefully like to play some shows too! As I started my solo career in the pandemic, I have yet to play any solo shows, and I haven’t actually performed my songs alongside other musicians! So I can’t wait to hear the songs live!
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
I have been blessed with playing some amazing venues in London with my previous bands. I think Dingwalls in Camden is one of my favourites, it’s a legendary venue with a great rock n roll feel! I would love to return there. I’ve only every played shows in London venues, so I would love to play live across the UK and some festivals too!