WORKING SUNDAY BY MAYA PIATA: SOUNDCHECK
Maya Piata is a Dallas-based artist who has deemed herself as a sunshine soul artist and we honestly couldn’t think of a better way to describe her. We set up shop in a quaint studio downtown and Maya performed ‘Working Sunday,’ live for our SOUNDCHECK session.
THE HONEY: TELL US ABOUT YOUR SONG WORKING SUNDAY AND WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU
MAYA PIATA: “This song is about being tired of waiting. The Bible says, ‘idle hands are the Devil’s workshop.’ This song is a list of ways I keep myself occupied when I get the jitters of impatience so I don’t go bizerk off top. The first pre-chorus mentions reading ‘Afrofuturism’ by Ytasha L. Womack, kickboxing and pole dancing are my favorite ways to stay active right now and surrounding myself by positive, creative, supportive and uplifting friends is absolutely crucial for my happiness, mental health and overall well-being. I’m glad to start seeing more of my friends since quarantine times started. Not seeing and being close to everyone was probably one of the hardest things for me during this time. I’m a super affectionate person and physical touch is definitely one of my top love languages. I think that comes across pretty loud and clear in the opening line of the song which literally sings, ‘all this time on my hands, I’d rather have my hands on you. Make racket in this quiet room.’ *insert purple mischief emoji here.”
Our favorite line, ‘I know you’re working Sunday… but leave a little time for me,’ seems to sum up the song in our minds pretty well. See for yourself and watch our SOUNDCHECK session with Maya Piata below.