Maya Malkin is a young singer-songwriter who initially made waves in the Canadian music scene with her band, Motel Raphael. With Motel,Maya has releasedtwo studio albums (+500,000 Spotify streams), toured Canada twice, played the likes of Osheaga, The MTL Jazz Festival, SXSW, opened a sold-out show for Tegan and Sara, performed on Parliament Hill for Canada’s official 150th birthday celebration, and the list goes on! This year, Maya launched her solo projectwith her first official single, Hostage, written at SOCAN in one of their Monday songwriting camps. The single has already gained over 250k streams on YouTube, 100k streams on Spotify, it has been added to rotation on Virgin Radio Montreal and it played on KiSS Radio in multiple Canadian outlets.Her honest lyrics, her knack for writing a catchy melody, and her vision forthis projectmake her a force to be reckoned with and a Canadian artist to get excited about in 2021.