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Joining together with her talented friends, Maya Solovey recorded her latest album "Blue Heart" in ten days.

Enlisting Hank Sullivant and James Richardson of MGMT, Robert "Chicken" Burke of George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, and multi-grammy winning producer "Bassy" Bob Brockmann, together the band produced 13 songs, ranging from rocking foot-stompers such as the album's namesake "Blue Heart" to laid back southern grooves like "Body Language", reeling into Quentin Tarentino-esque sardonic sagas of her famed song "Cachorro Quente", (which means Hot Dog in Portuguese) to the most intimate and emotive folk ballads such as "Better" and "Further West". All put together the album does what an album sets out to do-- lead the listener on a journey, while carefully guiding every step.

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released November 18, 2016

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Produced by Bassy Bob Brockmann
Recorded by Bassy Bob Brockmann and Chris Bittner at Applehead Studios, Woodstock NY
Mixed by Bassy Bob Brockmann
Mastered by Chris Gheringer at Sterling Sound, NY NY

Maya Solovey-- Vocals, 7-string guitar, piano, melotron
Bassy Bob Brockmann-- bass, organ, synths
James Richardson-- electric guitar, acoustic guitar, electric bass, upright bass, organ, marimba, synths, autoharp
Hank Sullivant-- electric guitar, backing vocals
Robert "Chicken" Burke-- Drums, percussion, synths
Taylor Cannizzarro-- cello

All songs by Maya Solovey, except:
With You, Judy Gumtree, and Running from a Rainy Day, written by Hank Sullivant

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Maya Solovey Brooklyn, New York

Singing in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, Maya Solovéy ropes together an unusual combo of humor, coy sensuality, and an impeccable beauty-- possessed of a voice that is haunting, soothing, and erotic all at the same time.

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Track Name: With You
WITH YOU

Hey, step inside a rain storm
Air is feeling so warm, right here with you
I told you bout a tower I made out of flowers
Isn’t it cool.

You were flicking my jeans
I was talkin bout lots of mostly nothing
Darling say that its forever
You’re my perfect weather
Right here with you.

Now when I try to think
A new reality starts to intrude
There, underneath the mud
I see a perfect love
What can I do.

You are meadows and streams
Might I live in these beautiful surroundings
Darlin tell me it ain’t over
You’re my four leaf clover
Stickin with you.

Yeah, livin in a big ‘ol world
With a brand new love.

You were flickin my jeans
I was tellin you lots of mostly nothing
Darlin never say its over
You’re my four leaf clover
Stickin with you
Darlin say that its forever
You my perfect weather
Right here with you.

Livin in a big ‘ol world
With a brand new love.
Track Name: Still
STILL

I shot that good girl down way back in 2002
With a red rose bit down ‘tween her teeth and a dress of ribbons blue
She was kind to you, had a mind of gold
and eyes like a crystal bowl
But that was long, long ago.

I wake up, take a look in the mirror
Don’t recognize my face
I wander ‘round these halls and don’t hear when you call my name
On the fogged up glass of all my actions
I draw words that are true:
That I still love you.

We were young, and I was so kind
Please take me now, for who I am
On both sides.

And it was not long ago
That I loved you
I still love you so.
Track Name: Blue Heart
BLUE HEART

Feel like you could find me?
Look a little bit more.
Feel like you could find me?
Better look in the back door.
Feel like you could find me
And what I have in store
Just when you think you know me
Look a little bit more.

Cause inside
I know
There lies
A cold blue heart
Dark with the memory of you.

He could never see me
Never looked through my eyes
He could never see me
Through his own lies
You think that you could find me
Through all of the disguise?
But know that I am not yours
You’ll never be mine.

Cause inside
I know
There lies
A cold blue heart
Dark with the memory of you.

How could you ever know me
If you never looked through me?
But I’m just as much a coward.
My love lies stacked on the mantle
In unsent letters, stamped, sealed
Never delivered.

Feel like you could find me?
Look a little bit more…

Cause inside
I know
There lies
A cold blue heart
Dark with the memory of you.
Track Name: Judy Gumtree
JUDY GUMTREE

Judy Gumtree
Knows the galaxy
She can read all the signs
She waits for a collision
An end she can design
Says ‘its much bigger than me’
There comes a certain day
And when it does, you’ll know because
Your mind goes up in flames.

Judy is it worth it?
Let the days unearth it
Blue and frozen rock of time.

If you get a tip
Let me know about it
Tell me its not alright
The windows now are filthy
The chalkboard fully white
Yeah its so thick you can’t see
So why must she pretend?
For when you choose a life of doom,
each minute is the end.

And just like Europa
Its a buried ocean
Blue and frozen
Sea of time

Judy is it worth it?
Let the days unearth it
Blue and frozen rock of time.
Track Name: Body Language
BODY LANGUAGE

Why you gotta stay so late
Why you gotta always be the last one standing
I draw you in a figure eight
With my one eye closed, you are my cue blasting
Rolling down the sides of my legs
I feel them one by one, all your fingers crawling

All the way
Now down my spine
In all you say
Speaking my
Body Language.

Body language
Tell me your best sign
And I’ll tell you mine
In your best body language.

Is that a stripe across your face?
Cause I know mine’s a solid red a flushing
Don’t you know its not a race?
Whoever goes the slowest
Wins a little white Russian….

All the way
Now down my spine
In all you say
Speaking my
Body Language.

Body language
Tell me your best sign
And I’ll tell you mine
In your best body language.

ooohh ohhh…

So all the way
Now down my spine
In all you say
Speaking my
Body Language.

Body language
Tell me your best sign
And I’ll tell you mine
Give me a straight line
And I’ll circle with a rhyme
In your best body language.
Track Name: Running From a Rainy Day
RUNNING FROM A RAINY DAY

If most days feel like
Moving in a dream
Can I
Fly above the trees
Dive into the deep
Up and down up and down
Or find starlight this time

Everyone should do his thing
I can take a tiny song
Send it into outer space
Where no one will hear it
I’m running from a rainy day.
So go away.

If these times
Feel like
Running out of breath
Is it easier to sleep
Or fall upon your knees
Every day every day
Or can I take flight
This time?

Every man will run his race
I can try to move along
And though I love you dearly
Look, but don’t come near me.
I’m running from a rainy day
So go away.

Everyone should do his thing
I can take a tiny song
Send it into outer space
Where no one will hear it
I’m running from a rainy day.
So go away.
Track Name: Cachorro Quente (Hot Dog)
CACHORRO QUENTE

Quando eu era uma garotinha
Sabia que ansiava por algo
Sabia que havia outro parte de mim fora

Mesmo antes de te conhecer
Eu sabia que pertenciamos juntos
Sabia que você era para mim
E Eu era prâ você.

Separados, nao eramos nada
Mas juntos, somos nada menos que divino
Você é carne, eu sou o pão, e juntos
Somos um cachorro quente.

Antes de te conhecer, meu mundo era pequeno
Antes de te conhecer, o sol era oscuro
Antes eu nunca soube o quão bonito o mundo é
É antes de voçê, eu nunca soube
O quão bela eu sou.

Separados, nao eramos nada
Mas juntos,
Somos nada menos que divino
Você é carne, eu sou o pão, e juntos
Somos um cachorro quente.

E agora que estamos juntos
Eu sei que nunca vamos cumprir
O nosso propósito pleno
Até que não somos mais.



HOT DOG

When I was a little girl
I knew I longed for something
When I was a little girl
I knew there was another part of me out there, somewhere
Even before I met you
I knew we belonged together
I knew that you were for me
And I was for you.

Separate, we were nothing.
But together
We are nothing short of divine
You are meat
I am bread
Together, we are
A hot dog.

Before I knew you
My world was so small
Before I knew you
The sun was so dark
Before you
I never knew how beautiful the world really is
Before you
I never knew
How beautiful I am.

Separate, we were nothing.
But together
We are nothing short of divine
You are meat
I am bread
Together, we are
A hot dog.

And now that we are together
I know
That we will never fulfill our true purpose
Until we are no more.
Track Name: Karula
KARULA

Karula
Skin touched by gold in the night
Sunlight on her thighs
Tender half moon smile
And all the while
Keeping her words inside
So all they say about Karula, is fine.
Karula.

Karula
Midnight child all alone
Skipping stones of her dreams
Keeping her legs in between
Her mother’s eyes, rising tides
She’s singing.
Karula, Karula.

Karula finally says:
“Look at who I am
I’m not the lily on the pad
I can’t stand pretty things
And I always say the wrong thing, always…
Like, I don’t like basmati rice
I touch myself in the night
And I’m not as kind,
Kind as I would like.”

Karula.
Track Name: Better
BETTER

Sometimes it seems like the end—
But I know better, I know better.
Sometimes it seems like I can’t find a friend
But I know better, I know better

Sometimes it seems like no the world can’t really mean it like that
Sometimes I see clearly, sometimes- I can’t feel anything yet
Not till afternoon.

Sometimes it seems like all was green is now gold
Sometimes I think even I’m getting old
Can the world seem so cold oh mother she told me
“Darling don’t worry, it’s all on loan.”
And you, you know better, you know better.

Sometimes you tell me there’s no more to say
Sometimes you tell me it was all a mistake
Sometimes the rain comes I can’t make the pain something
That you can’t feel I can only
Tend your wounds
Sweet as I can be..
And I’ll be, I’ll be better
I’ll be better.

Sometimes it feels like no one can be free
But we, we know better, we know better.
Sometimes the cage isn’t one you can see
But we, we know better, we know better.
Sometimes the man comes down hard
You’ve got to stand up together put your hands up and
Let us all be free—
Can’t you see
We know better, we know better.
Can’t you see
We know better, we know better.
Track Name: Come Home Soon
COME HOME SOON

I have watched from watch towers up on high
For the light shimmering in your eyes
For the ships arriving out of the east
Carrying my love, carry him please

He is looking afar, at the same Northern Star
Looking out of his room, at the same waning moon
Come home soon.

Crossing off the days on the calendar wall
I watch the hands turning the clock
I recall that day when you said to me
Everyone must serve their country.

I’ll be looking afar, at the same Northern Star
Looking out of my room, at the same waning moon
I’ll be home soon.

So one lonesome day when the trees were ‘a flower
My love came home in the morning hour
He had roses in hand, one dozen white
And he said my name as he looked in my eyes,

I was looking afar, you are my Northern Star
Looking out of my room, was your face in the full moon
I came home soon.

His eyes were the same clear crystal blue
But he was no longer the man I knew
He stared all day of into space
He did not hear when I called his name
I looked all day and I tried to find
But the light was gone
Gone from his eyes.

You are further afar than that lonesome Northern Star
I’m alone as the moon, and you’re here
Here in our room.
Please come home soon.
Track Name: Family Tree
FAMILY TREE

If I were to go on that lonesome road
And take all my memories of you
If I were to put them all in a bag
And throw them on my back
Would you let me go then, well would you?

Sometimes our secrets look back at us in places we don’t expect them to
Sometimes our memories look back at us in faces we don’t expect them to
Sometimes our lives show us sides of ourselves
We never even knew.

I look in the mirror
And I see your eyes
And your half crooked smile
I feel you in my walk
And the way that I talk
When I answer the phone they think I am you.

Sometimes our secrets look back at us in places we don’t expect them to
Sometimes our memories look back at us in faces we don’t expect them to
Sometimes our lives show us sides of ourselves
We never even knew.

If you only knew how much I love you
Then you’d understand why I can’t be with you.
Track Name: Further West
FURTHER WEST
(A response song to the Felice Brothers’ “Her Eyes Dart Round”).

Well if you look further west to the orange and reds
Where the tree trunks have grown out of nothing but stone
That’s where my love resides in the black candlelight
In the fall of our death, when the world went to rest.

Well you picked up a stone, said “see this is my home.
I’m a man of the wild, I’m forever a child.”
“I can’t be with no one, who don’t carry a gun.
I live for the eyes of the one I won’t find.”

Oh lie de lie lie, oh Lord I did lie.
With my boots strapped on, I made a grown man cry
Cause I became him, and he became me
And it grew hard to tell who’s heart had failed.

So if you look further west where the sun goes to rest
Out where the wind blows over nothing but stone
That’s where my love was born, on one clear cold morn
That’s where my love died, as you turned your eyes.