Singer-songwriter Maya Donovan is back with a fresh and introspective single, “The Company.” Stepping into a more stripped-down soundscape compared to her previous works, Donovan bares her soul in a raw conversation about her ongoing battle with anxiety. The track is now available on all digital music platforms for streaming and download.
In “The Company,” Donovan takes a direct and personal approach, almost like talking to an old friend. The song lays out the constant struggle of being caught in a whirlwind of uncertainty – never quite sure if the thoughts racing through her head are just that, thoughts, or if they’re a sign of something more serious. The title itself is a clever play on words, hinting at the twisted comfort Donovan finds in her anxiety, while also suggesting a more sinister aspect. Donovan explains, “Anxiety sometimes feels like this shady gang that’s out to get me, a ‘company’ plotting to overthrow my sense of self.” Despite the weighty theme, the song maintains a light-hearted spirit. Donovan’s smooth vocals glide effortlessly over the acoustic guitar and warm piano chords. Sparkling, bell-like notes add a touch of innocence, making it seem like this internal conversation has been ongoing for years or perhaps echoing Donovan’s feeling of being played by her own mind. “The Company” was written by Maya Donovan, produced by Gabriel Leeman, and mastered by Kurt Dimmick. The recording took place at Virtue & Vice Studios under the guidance of Anthony Gallo.
Maya’s musical journey began early, using simple tunes to express her emotions. Starting piano at seven, she turned her melodies into vibrant creations. Drawing from her inner thoughts, Donovan crafts heartfelt songs diving into mental health struggles and self-discovery. A graduate of NYC’s LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts, her talent thrived. Find her dynamic shows at Greenwich Village’s Bitter End, drawing inspiration from Carole King, Billy Joel, and Lady Gaga. Blending classic roots with modern influences like Fiona Apple, Sara Bareilles, and more, Donovan carves her unique path in music.
In “The Company,” Donovan weaves a powerful story that resonates with anyone who’s faced their own mental health struggles. Through each note and verse, she weaves a tapestry of vulnerability and strength, cementing her as a rising star in music. With “The Company” available for streaming worldwide, don’t miss out on Maya Donovan’s remarkable talent. Stay connected on Instagram @MayaDonovanMusic, TikTok @MayaDonovan, and her website MayaSings.com for future releases.
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