After enchanting us with Loving Me or Missing You in 2019, Lotus Ma’at returns this week by releasing the video for Just Talk. She’s only 20, but the young artist born in Cebu, in the Philippines, and raised in the United States is the reflection of different cultures which, by joining forces, can create a different and melodious sound: a perfect blend of good indie and RnB music. Reminding us of Jhené Aiko or Summer Walker, Lotus Ma’at says that she is inspired among others by Brandy (we find her in her mastery of harmonies), Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, and Frank Ocean (with that hazy tone which is so characteristic to him): what a great mix of influences!
In Just Talk, the singer accompanied by her acoustic guitar tells us the bittersweet story of the special friendship she shares with an important person in her life: “I was in a situation where I was confused about my feelings for someone. But one thing I knew for sure was how special our connection was to me and how well things were going between us. So I preferred to stay at this level while being honest about it“, the interpreter says. By starting on Youtube with covers, Lotus Ma’at gradually imposed her own style and took her admirers into her universe. Just Talk, honest and warm, is the first single from her upcoming EP, GET LO.