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Maya Salafia's newest release, "Swim" 

Plunging into the emotional depths of Maya Salafia's new indie/pop single 'Swim', released on April 12, 2024, we discover a poignant exploration of the heart's paradoxical dance between the allure of love and the assertion of autonomy. The emotional lyrics and imagery whisk us away to those unforgettable moments when love brings our world to a standstill—"Who knew resisting could be so much work," "I can't breathe without you taking it away," "I hate you because you like me." This upbeat track captivates with its catchy rhythm that crescendos to the final chorus, leaving listeners in suspense as to whether the protagonist will surrender to the depths of love's emotions.


The song "Swim" seems to articulate the complexity of emotions in a tug of war romantic relationship. The speaker feels ensnared, like being caught in a fishing net, and is overwhelmed by the presence of the other person, suggesting an intense attraction they consider almost sinful. The lyrics describe a push-pull dynamic of attraction and resistance, equating the love interest's appeal to a Cupid's bow and contrasting feelings of love and hatred. The chorus underscores this contradiction with the claim of hating the person because they are liked and feeling suffocated by their attention. Running from what is described as a 'nemesis' and conversing with fate suggest a struggle against inevitable feelings.


The bridge reveals a fear of commitment and vulnerability, showing that the speaker is torn between giving in to their feelings and maintaining their autonomy. Overall, the song conveys a tumultuous inner battle with love, attraction, and the fear of losing oneself in another person.


Maya Salafia’s indie pop single, “Everlasting”, released on June 10, 2022, arrived just in time to embrace and rekindle not just summer love, but all love. You see the love swirling around you as the song’s softhearted lyrics cross over into your own personal love stories, and gracefully convey the complexities of love.


Do you watch the moon on the car ride home?

I’m watching it too, but you don’t know

Sometimes I’ll whisper to the sky

I’ll send a note and I’ll pray

That we’ll intertwine someday

You’d read me the chapters of your story.

I promise I’ll sit quietly and look into your eyes


Oh that’s it


Oh that’s it


It’s like a love letter that I hope will reach everyone in a different, but equally

special way. ~Maya Salafia, singer-songwriter


The song is about yearning for reconnection of a prior love story. With depth and wisdom, the music and lyrics penetrate your soul and personal and eternal love connections.


The new single production team included Brad Young of BKY Studios, vocal producer and lead engineer, Owen Korzec, producer and sole instrumental musician on the song, and Performers on the Go, Production Manager and Marketing/PR Manager.


Maya is an amazing songwriter, talented beyond her years. Her new pop single is like a dynamic, dreamy pop rock masterpiece full of emotion. -Owen Korzec, song producer

NEW SINGLE RELEASE: "Swim", 4/12/2024
SINGLE: "Everlasting", 6/10/2022
SINGLE: "First Grade", 2/12/2021
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