Sunday, 6 February 2011

On the spotlight: MAA

Hello there!

Today's on the spotlight will be featuring the japanese singer MAA.
When I was checking through japanese music blogs for new electro-ish J-pop I came across this really interesting singer.
Now some facts about MAA.

Her real name is Maria Tanaka and she's the daughter of an American father and a Japanese Mother. She was born on 25 January, 1986 which makes her 25 years old. Her voice is really deep and quite unique and so are her MVs. Maria is also the lead singer of the band MarBell.
The style of MarBell is described as "gothic shoegaze", earnest, dark, edgy and melodic with a musical style that recalls punk sensibilities and heartfelt ballads, according to their official homepage. MarBell is often dressed in outfits by h.NAOTO. So far Marbell has realeased one Album named "Sister".

Maria has got thirteen tattoos on her body; the alligator on her back is her symbol. She’s a strong Christian with a rough nature due to her outgoing and carefree personality.

In December Maria has had her solo debut with the album "Monkey Kingdom". It features electro-ish songs and other genres mixed. My personal favorite song by MAA is "Ballerina brain system".

MAA will release her next album "GOSSIP" on the 22nd of September 2011.
You might want to check her personal blog.

Maria getting her nails done! ♪(ノ´∀`*)ノ

Thank you for reading!



  1. damn, cool music!!!thank you Im looking for new jmusic too :> this really helped. I'll listen to her songs!!


  2. thx for sharing >w<
    ich freu mich immer über neue (gute) musik, werde gleich mal das ganze sister und monkey kingdom album checken! *_*

  3. Aw thank you Yapo and Momo! :DD I'm glad you like it!