Velvety-voiced songstress Maysa literally kicked 2023 off with new music with the release of her latest single “I Don’t Mind” on New Year’s Day. The track is lifted from her forthcoming 14th solo album, Music For Your Soul, which will be released in March and showcases more of the jazzy soul musings about love that have made her beloved around the world.
“I Don’t Mind” is co-written by Maysa, Damon Bennett and her long-time collaborator, Incognito’s bandleader Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick. Over a soul-soothing mid-tempo groove led by bass, percussion and guitar, Maysa takes on the role of a woman who’s waited patiently for someone to love. Her patience paid off, and the man of her dreams has finally arrived.
“You took your time, and I don’t mind / Love the way you are, so unconventional / You got here late, but I don’t mind / Love the way you are, it’s unconditional,” she reflects on the chorus. She may not have been feeling love’s timetable, but she’s absolutely smitten and going with the flow.
“I Don’t Mind” is the fourth and final single from Maysa’s Music For Your Soul. The collection will be a double album and feature previously released songs “Just Stay,” her sensational Stevie Wonder cover “Make Sure You’re Sure” and “Whatever.”
Music For Your Soul holds the distinction as Maysa’s first fully independent album on her own label Blue Velvet Soul Records. Its release is a huge undertaking, and last year she got fans involved in the process with a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to help with marketing and promotion. She has some exciting things on the way as she rolls out the album, which already sounds like it’s gonna be classic Maysa.
We’ll find out soon enough when Music For Your Soul drops in March. Get your last sneak preview when you listen to “I Don’t Mind” below.