newest album = You're the Waves
newest video = Jell-0
Maïa Vidal can be an unpredictable whirlwind of musical styles and different cultures, but with 3 albums already under belt, she’s proved to be a prolific force to be reckoned with. Since her debut in 2011 that landed her an IMPALA award nomination for her album God Is My Bike, she has taken her eclectic blend of ever-evolving (but always catchy) indie-pop on the road; charming audiences from Sao Paolo to Tokyo, and from Barcelona to New York, as well as winning over brands such as DKNY, IKEA, and Desigual. Though her 5 year career has taken her around the world and her sound has undergone some unexpected metamorphoses, 2015 was an especially exciting year for Maïa. She released on Crammed Discs, "The Tide EP" followed by her third full length album "You’re the Waves," and not 1 but 3 lush, self-directed music videos. To top it all off, her name gained massive exposure when she wrote and recorded "Our Place," a song featured in a short film and ad campaign for Estrella Damm, directed by Alejandro Amenabar and starring Dakota Johnson. It was the most watched Youtube video in Spain and the song has more than 1.5 million streams on Spotify. She defines her sound as Eclecto-Pop (a catch-all genre that she made up); an intoxicating mess of influences that include folk, electro, world music, and jazz, but that all coalesce into a shimmery love-drunk pop. On stage, she’s known for her soul-sharing, high intensity, and truly devoted performance, and while much has been written about her infectious smile... mostly, she’s barefoot.