Maya’s smooth vocals are all over this track, floating above playful guitar melodies and accompanied by breezy harmonies, telling a story we all know too well: of an overthinking brain faced with a potential new relationship. Maya’s style is full of quirks you can’t help but love, with ‘i’m just stupid’ equal parts groovy and chilled, she brings a sunny vibe to what is, often, an annoying situation.
“It’s about that feeling of being fooled into thinking you are somebody’s ‘special someone’ when they are really just stringing you along… That going back-and-forth feeling in your head – do I really like them? Do they really like me? Am I being played? AM I JUST BEING STUPID??”, Maya explains. “I thought I’d write about it to get it out of my head and onto paper, but also to show others that they are not crazy to think these things, as, come on, we all do it…”
Maya’s lyrics aren’t the only story-telling element here, as the song effortlessly glides into an immersive guitar solo that picks up her feelings where the lyrics left off. Maya is known for her excellent guitar skills and is massively passionate about encouraging girls to take up the instrument, wanting to combat the male-stereotypes surrounding it.
‘i’m just stupid’ follows the release of ‘Safe’, Maya’s charity track that showed how the current pandemic is allowing us to feel more connected. All proceeds for ‘Safe’ are going to University College London Hospitals.