Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Singer and Songwriter Maya Baranova

I have a wonderfully talented singer and songwriter to introduce you to today. May Baranova, is a true artist in every sense of the word. I hope you enjoy her music, follow her, and purchase her music. Listen below to her upcoming album "Qualified."

Maya Baranova Interview

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Are you a musician or an artist?
I am an artist, and I really love your question because most people do not understand the difference. Artist has got a way more responsibility than a musician and he HAS TO develop a unique style and lead whole project that way which may leave him for a long time working in the void, with no supporters...which often gets frustrating...

That was also the reason why I moved to the USA without knowing anybody, so I can soak new influences and find my style and shape.

Describe your style.

I work with all kind of genres, bust most likely I always offer nice vocal harmonies, unique vocal quality and sound and positive lyrics that motivate the listeners to become the best version of themselves.

Who or what has been the greatest influence on your style?

When I was a little kid, I have heard the record of Queen... I totally fell in love with the voice of Freddie Mercury... and started to learn English to understand what is he singing about. He was the one that set my burning desire for becoming an artist.

How did you get started in your career?

I was trying to enter some bands when I was a teenager, but was not very successful and also did not remain in someone else's bands for too long as I always had a little different vision of how the things and music should be approached.

Then is the reason why I started to write my own songs and created a band Rudollfine that had a first single Every Day rotating on the radio for several weeks after release. We played many European festivals with a great response of fans, but I decided to move to the USA and build up my career over here. So I made that move and even when it was very tough to move to the new country without knowing anybody, I think it was the best decision of my life. Currently, live in Chicago and work on my debut album.

What struggles or barriers did you face, or are you facing to promote yourself and your work?

When I was young, I was worried about a celebrity coach that was pushing me so much as I damaged my voice. It was a long journey of recovering and building up the strength again, but in the end, I have learned so many things that made me become a good teacher and help other singers with their vocal problems.

What life lessons have you learned, and how have they influenced your style?

I have learned not to give up under any circumstances... there have been many setbacks on my journey, but I have always finally made it back to the track... I think that people should stop listening to "dreamruiners" if they are trying to achieve something in their lives. With the right mindset are all the dogmatic stereotypes just opinions.