Castlemaine singer Maya Rose is making her voice heard on issues close to her heart.
The 22-year-old R&B singer will release her latest single Mind the Gap- an anthem supporting current global women's movements - on September 17.
It tells about her personal experiences as a female musician and stems from a feeling of being fed up with how women are treated.
"The song is about the gender gap, and female empowerment," Rose said. "It's also about my experience of being a woman in the music industry.
"Many times I've felt I wasn't being listened to or taken seriously as a woman, and couldn't speak my mind. I've been excluded and unsupported in the industry by 'boys' clubs'.
"It's time that we not only talk about the disadvantages women face every day in our community; it is important to express the issues creatively. I want to hear more messages of female empowerment in the music we consume."
Since being nominated for best regional or our suburban act at the 2019 Music Victoria Awards, Rose has worked to develop as a writer and performer.
She has been working with producer Julian Steel on a collection of songs created during lockdowns in 2020.
"Mind the Gap has been a few years in the making," Rose said. "I'd been waiting for the right producer to work with and I'm so glad I had the opportunity to bring this to Julian.
"He really heard the song and connected to the meaning and musicality, developing the exact kind of sound I wanted. His production compliments the song beautifully."
Mind the Gap is available on all streaming services. For more details visit www.mayaofficial.com
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