From Change EP
Syria isn't known for RnB music, in fact Mai Khalil hadn't even heard of it until she moved to London and a mysterious CD was left on the street where she lived. The RnB Edition of Smooth Grooves may have just been one of those mix-up albums that home-school DJs love, but for Mai it was a gateway into something much more. Finding her soul reflected in the music, with its iconography and subject matter, it wasn't long before Mai. K had found her calling in life. Recording an album was a breeze, with great talent behind her, Reflections became a project of all projects. Then, Mai felt accomplished and decided to settle down and start a family. Why not? But hold on a minute, her skills on the microphone deserved to be made public and it wasn't until she met Rob Saunders from Deuce Music that she had somewhere to turn. Deciding to take Mai. K under his wing, Rob Saunders re-marketed the album into 3 splendid introductory EPs. Mai. K's Soften is the second single from the first EP, Change, which is out now. It's received timeless reviews like this one already, plus attracted the BBC who put her on the radio in London.
A harpsichord style instrument plucks twangy chords in a slow groove and Mai. K begins to sing. She is reminding us that we're all people inside and the pain we hold within isn't meant for others. It wasn't meant for us either so we are better off letting things go. Mai. K asks us to take it easy, not be so harsh and cold, and to treat her like the fragile soul we all hide within us. Melody on two instruments gives a harmonious river of sound that grants effervescent buoyancy to Mai. K's spectacular vocal range. Soften by Mai. K is a swimming journey through clever composition and true to life feelings.
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