With all the strife bubbling over worldwide, Maysa encourages us to “Pray For Peace” this holiday season and beyond. On this remake originally recorded by The Edwin Hawkins Singers, the clip highlights scenes of turmoil from past and recent events as Maysa delivers a meditation with the hopes of spreading healing and peace throughout the world.
“Pray For Peace” stems from Maysa’s debut Christmas album, A Very Maysa Christmas. “I’ve been wanting to do a Christmas record for years,” Maysa shares. “I hope people enjoy my take on the songs they've heard done by hundreds of artists over the years. My biggest wish for mankind is that people truly learn what it means to love yourself. I believe a healthy self-esteem is the basis for true happiness.”
A Very Maysa Christmas features Maysa’s innovative arrangements of favorites such as “Joy To The World,” “Jingle Bells,” “The First Noel,” “Christmas Time Is Here” and “The Little Drummer Boy.” Maysa is joined by special guests Gerald Albright on “Silver Bells” and Will Downing on Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas.” “I was blessed to have three great musicians who are not only like brothers to me but mentors join me on the album. I've learned a lot from the both of them. My producer Chris ‘Big’ Dog Davis is another fabulous musician. The three of them shine like diamonds!” A Very Maysa Christmas also features original holiday tunes “It’s The Holidays” and “Pray For Peace.”
A Very Maysa Christmas (which is the follow-up to her 2013 album Blue Velvet Soul) will arrive on October 28.