Armed with just a ukulele and her voice, mxmtoon – the work of Oakland-based Maia – has been winning hearts and turning heads with her enchanting bedroom-folk sounds since 2017.
Latest single “i feel like chet” is cut from the same cloth; gifting a charming, breezy and bewitching ode to legendary jazz trumpeter Chet Bake. The 18-year-old Oakland artist gifts us a moving, sincere and simplistic gem with her gentle ukulele and glockenspiel playing, folk-enriched style bringing a personal story to life. This stripped-back approach allows for her nonchalant, yet vulnerable voice to fill the space beautifully, rendering the listener powerless to resist its powerful emotional pull.
Give mxmtoon’s “i feel like chet” a first listen below.