It’s okay that I am doing a short shoutout about this single, It’s Okay, by Cravism and Maya Diegel. The single is an excellent little package that only hints at what is to come. What is to come is a single released every three weeks and culminating the release of the Caryatid EP, which will celebrate all the singles coming together and forming an EP bigger than the sum of each part.
Exciting, right! I am marking my calendar for each release date and then on the big reveal of the EP on October 22, 2021, via UK-French label Komplex Recordings.
‘It’s Okay’ video https://youtu.be/LXdhRxMLeuQ
I will do a more substantial write-up on that day, but a few introductory remarks will suffice for now.
Hailing from Paris and initially trained as a jazz singer, Maya Diegel‘s trajectory would take a big turn upon meeting Singaporean producer Cravism several years ago in Cornwall after his performance at the local university, Maya fell in love with Cravism’s set and sought to collaborate. Impressed by Maya’s capacity for writing high-level melodies, harmonies and lyrics, their fateful meeting ultimately brought the 2019 release of their first collaborative album ‘Vibes, vol. 2’, which resulted in ample playlisting and radio interviews and ultimately secured them a record deal with Komplex Recordings. I recommend ‘Vibes, vol. 2’, it is a lovely listening experience.
Back to the present, as of August 20, Its’s Okay became available via online stores such as Apple Music and Spotify. Accompanied by a film by Parisien video director Stewart Livinec, this is the first taste of their sophomore project ‘Caryatid EP’, entailing a series of songs and films. With smooth jazz textures laid over lush mellow jazz hip hop beats, the listener is transported into a chilled relaxing realm.
Dive into this music, enjoy the video, and join me looking forward to the next track being released.