Maya Songbird is an eclectic, electric, lo-fi musician born and raised in the Castro in San Francisco.
She took the leap into making music full time in 2009 with her song, “Lust.” Her music ranges from electro-pop to disco funk. She mixes dance beats and synthesizer loops over themes of self-love, sex-positivity — and sometimes with a dash of occult.
On this edition of Bay Area Beats, Maya came to KALW’s studios to play a couple of her songs, and to talk about how she made space for herself in the music scene as a black woman who doesn’t sing R&B.
Maya Songbird will be performing at the Afternoon Delight queer disco party at the New Parish in Oakland on October 1, 2017.