"Brazilian pianist/vocalist/songwriter Paula Maya cracks the Seattle code with 'Paula'. Like the best of Northwest rock, with touches of progressive rock and Ska. Songs like “Full Moon,” “High on You,” “Beloved,” and “In the Present” simmer with a regal eroticism. Maya’s vocals are impeccable throughout, applying various tonal approaches, some of which are enhanced by multi-tracked harmonies."
Bill White, Seattle Sound Magazine, 2007
'Paula', is a collection of pristine pop that flirts with bossa nova, rock, electronica and even ska as it calls to mind similarly singular singers such as Tori Amos, Bjork and Feist."
Chris Gray, Houston Press
"Seattle-via-Brazil Paula Maya will draw comparisons to Bjork with her alt-pop excursions."
LA Music Connection Magazine
“Maya is skilled as a pianist, and her voice (is) rich, slightly unusual, and affecting.”
Rachel Shimp, Seattle Weekly
Maya is all about the music, but emotion plays a large part in her development of music. She writes songs that effect the emotions. Speaking of songs, an assortment of new songs are being featured on a new album, aptly named 'Paula'. What struck me most was the manner in which she can go from ultra silky to what I call running with the drums, in just a few bars. She truly has a versatile voice. From “Full Moon,” where moonlight romance is mentioned to the straight beat and serious tone of “War Again,” Maya displays the style and talent that have been a long time Seattle secret."
Ron Thunman at northernlights, Times-Standard, CA