During this global pandemic, “safe” is a word we’re all looking to hear. British singer, songwriter, and guitarist Maya Delilah is delivering for us with her latest song, “Safe.” Her sweet, soulful voice floats over just a bassline to offer a message of hope, love and heartfelt words of comfort in these uncertain times. She reminds us to appreciate those who make us feel safe when the world feels anything but.
The simplicity of “Safe” really asks the listener to take notice of the lyrical message. The choice of using only a bassline lends a stunning contrast to Delilah’s gentle vocals which differs greatly from her other, fuller singles. Delilah explains that she had specific intentions when she wrote it: “I wrote ‘Safe’ as a huge dedication to the NHS and all front liners across the world right now,” she says. “I really just want to say thank you to them— we are able to be safe with our loved ones whilst they risk their lives to help those in need.”
Going one step further to spread her song of hope, she also released a heartwarming DIY YouTube video for “Safe” featuring the singer’s friends, family and fans from around the globe joining in on the lyrics and sharing smiles from their respective safe places. Other organizations, many featuring young children, have joined in and created their own videos to “Safe” in a beautiful display of support for each other and frontline workers.
While Delilah’s presence on the scene is very fresh, it’s certainly one to be watched. Since March 30, she’s released four singles including “Safe” with her latest single “i’m just stupid” set to release May 15. She also posts videos on her YouTube channel of her sitting on a tabletop, jamming on her beloved Maton guitar. She is passionate about wanting to be a role model for young girls who think they might want to try playing the guitar while breaking down the stereotype that it’s a guy’s thing.
This song feels like the first post-quarantine hug we’re all impatiently waiting for. When you’re ready for a break from the heaviness of today’s world, check out Maya Delilah’s music and her YouTube videos.
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Written by Kelly Burr :
Kelly Burr has been working in the music industry for the last ten years, most recently fronting and writing lyrics for the band INO. As a writer, she graduated with her M.A in Shakespeare where she focused on the gender roles and feminism in Shakespeare's work. She currently freelances for several bands creating social media, publicity and website content, linear notes and press releases. She can be found at YunksenProductions.com or on Instagram kelly_burr_n
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