Through her exploration of styles, Maja traverses a range of depths and colours, transitioning seamlessly between light and dark tracks. Commencing with The Dreamer, it moves from a light-hearted, upbeat track to Faith No More, a more introspective pensive track. Her writing is deeply-personal and relatable and is further exemplified through Animosity, displaying a maturity far beyond Maja’s age. “Ecstatic, empty, all this same; this manic life is something you can’t tame. I’m well acquainted with your kind, where you eyes wander and your mind is blind,” is an example of this. The single, Treat Me Right is a stand-alone track, combining the doo-wop harmonies of the early 60’s with driving piano rhythms. The EP concludes with Imperfections, a track that blends lush string arrangements with a soulful rhythm section to create an energetic finale.
Faith No More
Treat Me Right
Although it may explore some darker, painful topics, Still Bleeding carries a subtle positive resonance that attunes to Maja’s real-world sprightly personality which filters through the upbeat arrangements. Strangers is heavily influenced by Maja’s classical training, while other tracks such as the pop-like Wake Up and Find sway towards soulful influence like Lesley Core and the Supremes.
Wake Up and Find