Maja Lena – Through The Wall

“The melody came from the depths of the forest thicket, like a lonely elf who has lost his mind in the world of people. He brought with him the mystical atmosphere of acoustic folk music with chamber pop elements, delighting everyone with his beautiful and such mental vocal.” (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Мелодия пришедшая из глубины лесной чащи, как одинокий эльф, который заблудился в мире людей. Он принёс с собой мистическую атмосферу акустической Folk музыки с элементами Chamber Pop, радуя всех своим красивым и таким душевным вокалом.”

MAJA LENA recently announced details of her second solo album Pluto; produced by longtime collaborator Rob Pemberton and set to be released 2nd December on Chiverin Records.

Today, she shares the album’s second single, "Through The Wall".

"I wrote “Through The Wall” while we were recording the album. I wasn't sure if it would make it onto the record, but I couldn’t stop playing it and then we ended up tracking it.

"Lyrically, there are themes of feeling torn between two worlds, themes of feeling not good enough, and themes of feeling lost. It’s also about the strange passing of time." - Maja Lena on "Through The Wall"

Alex Heane's (who is also in Willy Mason's band) bass part brings a real grounding warmth to "Through The Wall", topped off with Emma Gatrill's (erstwhile member of Laura Marling's group) beautiful clarinet parts. The drums were laid down by producer Rob Pemberton, who also drums for The Staves.

Reviewed by Nagamag on September 15, 2022