The enigmatic New Pharaohs are back with their beautifully atmospheric new single ‘Nothing Without You’. Echoing the pop sensibilities of The Cardigans with dreamy tones reminiscent of Stevie Nicks, the track was premiered on Clash who say, “Maya Marie is a maverick talent. ‘Nothing Without You’ is a wonderfully poetic work, almost cinematic in its arrangement, and sparsely evocative, to boot”.
Led by the enchanting lead soulstress and creative mastermind Maya Marie, New Pharaohs first made their mark last year with their highly-acclaimed debut ‘Empire’. An effortlessly moving and captivating tale of melancholy it reflects Maya’s childhood memories of war-torn terror in the Middle East and her journey to Europe as a refugee.
New Pharaohs’ second single ‘This Changes Everything’ made an equally majestic impression with its classy, alluring tones and symphonic sultry bliss, becoming playlisted on Radio X and picking up plenty of support from BBC London Radio (Introducing). The video – a whirlwind of colour and psychedelic dreamscapes – was premiered on NOWNESS who described the track as “Spellbinding… a sultry serenade via Beirut & London. Producing mid-tempo tunes that tell tales of love, loss and longing… here the chanteuse appears like a flickering apparition”
Maya first made waves on the UK music scene with the electronic indie-punk band Sohodolls, picked up by Alan McGee (Oasis, Creation Records), who enjoyed considerable international success leading to Maya’s songs featuring in Gossip Girl, Californication, Nip/Tuck, Vampire Diaries and even the Super Bowl and Budweiser. As a songwriter Maya also co-wrote the hit song ‘Beat Of My Drum’ for Girls Aloud member Nicola Roberts.
Birthing New Pharaohs, Maya channels her roots and delivers a heartfelt new sound, awash with reverberations that draw inspiration from artists such as The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Serge Gainsbourg, Pixies, The Cardigans and Lana Del Ray.
The new single ‘Nothing Without You’ is out now and available on Spotify and at the iTunes store.