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I’ve written Blackbird during the first lockdown in the Netherlands. I felt inspired by the strength I saw emerging in people, to come together and to contribute to a better world despite the tough situation we’re all in. I hope this song will give you hope and strength to keep doing this in this challenging time.


Lyrics Blackbird

Won’t you sit with me to read the papers
Let the pages fly and let the longing burn
We’re writing history that no one wanted
Now we’re halfway through the glass

Get me home

I’m looking at the future from a stranger’s eye
It’s a blessing and a curse that we’re alone together
Come dance with me in the last days of freedom
We’re transforming the world

Get me home

Let’s protect the light
Let’s protect our hard working angels
Let’s protect the light

Get me home


released March 5, 2021
Composer, lyrics, guitar, vocals: Maya Willemse
Recording: Hans Willers (Diftong)
Mixing: Hans Willers, Maya Willemse
Mastering: JeeWee Donkers
Videoclip: Joyce Willemse, Maya Willemse


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Maya Utrecht, Netherlands

Her music is poetic and powerful with a silver lining. Maya is an 19-year-old passionate singer-songwriter, studying at the Conservatory of Utrecht. She sings and plays the piano, guitar and loopstation.

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