mayaraemusic Maya Rae Vancouver The uncertainties of first love. Misgivings about a friend’s choices. Thoughts that come and go while listening to the sounds of a river at night. The best music has the power to illuminate a moment in time more vividly than anything else. A good song, well played and passionately sung has a life of its own that goes beyond genre and temporary musical fashion. The songs on Maya Rae’s new release, ‘Can You See Me?’ – like those on Joni Mitchell’s Blue or Tracy Chapman’s debut album - are timeless and universal. Poised at the crossroads between innocence and experience, Maya Rae’s voice communicates emotions and insights with an immediacy and commitment that many artists never attain. In an age when we have come to expect music from young people to sound overproduced, and lacking in authentic emotions and individual expression, Maya Rae’s songs come like a breath of fresh air. Vital, committed and uplifting, ‘Can You See Me?’ is the real deal.