Seeking: Exposure, Film/TV
Based in Argentina, but singing in perfect English, this 21-year-old singer is blessed with a husky, resonant voice that she puts to good use on her material, whose excellent sound samples bring a consistently ‘90s old-school vibe. “Us” delivers a soulful groove and makes good use of layered voices. “Ladies” (“Now the time has come for my ladies”) is a call-to-action for all females. “Mad” is perhaps Maria’s strongest, cleanest vocal outing (she growls!) and the bass guitar provides a real snap at the right moments as the song maintains another likeable groove. We only wish the tune had a better structure to build its energy upon. Overall, we advise this artist to inject her music with a more modern vibe.