Brooklyn's own Maitri have teamed up with The Hook to exclusively premiere the release of two brand new tracks, "Today" and "Flying Stars."
Created in Brooklyn, NY, Maitri describes themselves as a "new sound that reflects modern day struggle and offers hope for a better reality. With the release of Today/Flying Stars, gospel returns to Africa through delay pedals and arpeggiators and country-western meets outer space."
"Today" and "Flying Stars" are the first of a collection of songs that will make up the full-length album, After Glow, anticipated for release this fall. Check them both out exclusively streaming below thanks to Soundcloud!
Translated from Sanskrit, Maitri (”my tree”) is an unconditional friendship and acceptance of yourself that extends outward to the world. This group was formed by Caroline Davis (voice/woodwinds) to embrace both the hardship and ecstasy of life through song, and it is now a collective songwriting outlet for both herself and Ben Hoffmann (voice/keyboards).
Featuring driving keyboards and a powerful rhythm section led by Sam Weber (bass) and Jay Sawyer (drums), Maitri incorporates a heavy dose of soul and R&B, while also drawing upon indie influences. The band self describes their music as "a unique sound in the Brooklyn musical landscape, Maitri is the soundtrack for the inevitable ushering in of the new world order."
The two tracks are the predecessors for After Glow, and are sure to fire up listeners for what sounds like is going to be a really exciting and innovative release. In the meantime, check out Maitri's social media so you never miss an update!