Written near the beginning of the pandemic in the UK, ‘Safe’ was the product of some disruption in Maya’s life. After her sister isolated herself, Maya found herself moving in with a friend and discovering that, despite the upheaval, she’d found another place she felt truly safe.
Song lyrics can often take a little more time for Maya to get right, but with ‘Safe’ this wasn’t the case. In twenty minutes, Maya and her producer, Stephen Barnes (Loic Nottet, Thomas Headon) had put the song together; it had felt so natural and, given the current circumstances, they wanted to share it as soon as they could.
‘Safe’ is also a massive thank you to the front-line workers, who are tirelessly continuing to serve during the Covid-19 pandemic. A family friend of Maya works high-up within the NHS, bringing it closer to home just how important they are: “I wrote ‘Safe’ as a huge dedication to the NHS and all front liners across the world right now.”, Maya explains.“ I really just want to say thank you to them – we are able to be safe with our loved ones whilst they risk their lives to help those in need.”
Proceeds from the song will be going to a local UK charity, details to follow.