Episode 29: Maya Malkin Glossy Pop Punk and Emotive Storytelling

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Episode 29: Maya Malkin: Glossy Pop Punk and Emotive Storytelling

Today on the podcast we are featuring the Toronto singer-songwriter Maya Malkin learn more about her and listen to her track “Hypocrite.”

Show Notes and Full Show Transcript

Hey everyone welcome to the Eat Sleep Breathe Music podcast. I am your host Jeanette Kimszal. For those of you just joining us, this is the podcast where I talk about different musicians how their music affects me and then play a track for you to listen to. 

So you can check it out and form your own opinion. 

So today I’m talking about the Toronto-based singer-songwriter, Maya Malkin

And I literally just found out about her today and I feel like a jerk because I wish I knew about her and she’s been around for a while.

You know she’s been getting quite a few accolades from online outlets like The Line of Best Fit, Atwood Magazine, Earmilk, Clout, and When the Horn Blows

So I…I got an email about her new single “Hypocrite” which is the one I’m going to be playing later and…You know sometimes I get overwhelmed with emails and….you know I had randomly been going through my email today and I just took a listen and I was like “wow.” 

I was really taken with her track. And I thought she was really cool. And It makes a lot of sense that she’s getting already getting a lot of accolades because she is awesome and I was taken with her song. 

And I don’t know a lot of the time I tend to go towards like pop and I like that she’s a female singer songwriter. I’ve been trying in the back of my mind to feature more women on the podcast.

I think I’ve been doing a lot of male artists and I think that’s because I tend to go towards pop and punk rock and rock music. 

And a lot of that genre is dominated by men. I’ve been trying to make a conscious effort to find more female artists.

To promote and talk about. And I’m really happy that I  came across this track today. Because I really like it and I feel like I’m being repetitive in what I’m saying but yeah, no. 

She had a couple of tracks out before. A tracks called “Hostage” and “Congratulations” and I liked them a lot. They had a nice pop sensibility.

But it’s also not just pop music. Because I feel like sometimes pop music doesn’t appeal to everyone but I feel like her music isn’t a genre-bender but like it has this like fluidity and it is very enticing. At least to me.

When I first listened I was like “ooh.” I was instantly taken with the first couple of notes of the track and I really really enjoyed it.

And I was curious to see what the rest of her music sounded like. So I went in and started doing a little research on her. 

Uhm so yeah, but I was you know, I”m not surprised she is getting a lot of accolades from other outlets because her music is pretty good.

And this is actually the follow-up to a track she had called “Seriously?” Which I had listened to on YouTube and I liked that as well.  

And she’s got funny videos too. So if you’re into like music videos and stuff like that you know it’s right up your alley.

But, so this, so this song came out like November 27th of 2021. 

So I guess you know. She’s got an album coming out. There’s no like specific release date for the album uhm but it looks like she’s got something coming down the pike according to the information that I got.

This song actually came out last week. By the time you listen to this podcast, it will be already out. You can listen to it on different streaming.

You can listen to it here obviously. But you can listen to the rest of her music on YouTube or other streaming services.

Uhm, I feel like I’m rambling. I’m sorry (laughing) I think I’m just super excited about this.

I don’t know. Like Uhm. I didn’t really get a lot of information about her in what they sent me. 

But I do have to say I like her music and I like pop. I don’t want to compare her to an Avril Lavigne because she’s not like so like punk-pop.

I would say it’s a little bit more pop. I just…I’m repeating myself. I’m sorry (laughing). I’m getting excited and I’m like “blah! what am I talking about?”

But Uhm yeah, no. Like I think like you know. I want to say there are those hints of Avril Lavigne but I also get those hints of Ke$ha. 

And the reason why I say Ke$ha is that she has this witty, raw, emotional lyricism to her songs. 

And it’s all about kind of culminating around this relationship and having frustrations and she was saying it was a therapeutic song for her.

And it reminds me of that. Ke$sha’s got that catchy, witty, lyrics to her and that is what Maya Malkin has.

And you know it’s interesting to see the beginning and end of the relationship this song takes you through. 

And it’s a nice healing process and it’s great for someone in the same situation who needs some kind of solace or understanding of how a relationship can affect you negatively.

And how you can overcome it and be strong. So it works on so many different levels. Not only does the sound catchy and it’s got these guitar riffs that are very inviting and pop melodies but it also has a message and it can help people who might be hurting.

Another thing that I like about this track is that it is very guitar-heavy. I really enjoy guitar riffs and you know it opens with these very inviting guitar riffs. 

And then it goes (imitating guitar) and I don’t know if I’m doing it right but that’s how it is in the chorus.

And the chorus has got this catchy hook and so I don’t know I’m always intrigued by guitar riffs and it’s always amazing how the guitar can make so many different sounds.

But it’s a cool aggressive song but also poppy. It’s been referred to as glossy pop. And I feel like that’s a good term for it because you know. 

You know it’s not in your face pop-punk but it’s got like this dadada guitar riffs of this pop riff.

That is really cool. And I don’t know there is something about the song that I really like (laughing). 

It makes me excited and I do want to listen to it over and over again.

Like especially the chorus. It hooks you in and it’s didididid (imitating a guitar) and like It’s just a fun song. 

And I don’t know. I think I’ve been talking for a while now so what I’m gonna do now is let you listen to the song. 

And I hope you like it as much as I do. So without further ado here is “Hypocrite” by Maya Malkin. 

We would love to know what you think about Maya Malkin and her track “Hypocrite.” You can tell us in a comment on the podcast webpage.

You can also leave an audio comment at the link in the episode summary.

For more information on Maya Malkin check out her official websie at www.MayaMalkin.com. That is M-a-y-a-M-a-l-k-i-n.com. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok at the handle MayaMalkin. On Facebook she is at the handle MayaMalkinMusic That is M-a-y-a-M-a-l-k-i-n-M-u-s-i-c.

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Thanks for listening. See you in the next episode!

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