Ma'ayan Castel

Ma'ayan Castel

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandPopAlternative

Recently opening for V.V. Brown, Ma'ayan has been performing in legendary clubs like The Mercury Lounge & BB King. Her songs and vocals are unique creating timeless pop with massive global appeal. Her electric live show is killing with an allstar band (Gaga, Fugees, MIA, G. Cherone, & Ndegeocello)

Biography

Like her name, one definition of the Hebrew word is "wishing-well", Ma’ayan dives deep when it comes to her music. It's not that she writes/co-writes all her songs, or that she's synth-tweeking Logic-geek who has a music degree, nor that she had an epiphany in the Himalayas about her future in music, it's because she remains true to herself at all costs. Ma'ayan's unique voice has a Sade-esque appeal, but dares to be dark and soulful like a modern day Billie Holiday. Her writing is edgy and outside the box, ever-evolving like her idols Sting, Bjork and Tori Amos. Hers are all natural elements, coming from a real place that puts her steps ahead of the game. Already she's played in front of heavies from Blue Note, Atlantic, and Universal Republic. She describes her music as a "reactionary mash-up of pop+culture" fusing indie-pop reggae and psychodelic-soul into a style that is sure to be identifiable as her very own soon enough.

Lyrics

Courage

Written By: Ma'ayan Castel

“Courage”
Ma’ayan Castel

V1 I’m leaving tomorrow
You and I We never say goodbye
No sweeter song no last embrace
Got to be stronger it’s out of my hands

Ch1 don’t want to say goodbye
I’m building up courage
don’t want to say goodbye
(You got time, time to change my mind)
Building up courage

V2 We’re moving in circles
You and I
We’ll never know why
Now it’s too late to turn around / We spin and intertwine
Honey I can’t get you out of my head

Ch2 Don’t want to say goodbye
I’m building up courage
Don’t want to say goodbye
You got time, time to change my mind
Building up courage

BR I want you
And I know you want me too
Got to have you
if you only knew

Ch3 don’t want to say goodbye
building up courage
don’t want to say goodbye
You got time, time to change my mind
Building up courage

Out Thought I caught a glimpse, a chance
Maybe for some sweet romance
Little flicker in your eye
I don’t want to say goodbye
I’m Waiting for a little sign
You got time to change my mind
Maybe we could fall in love


Devil's Pie

Written By: Ma'ayan Castel

“DEVIL’S PIE”

V1 When will I see you again all day long I’m thinking of you
So crazy I aint sleeping, begging and pleading I was wrong
I’ll take all the blame for this, feeling never played a part
He meant nothing to me, swayed my precarious heart

PRE Love can be so blind
couldn’t see through the smoke
I swallowed my pride, and I tried

CH1 Slice of the devils pie
Swear I never meant to do you harm
I was only longing to be in your arms
Slice of the devils pie
I was yearning for your touch
So I pretended he was you
But it hurt too much

V2 You came in that night, it’s not what it looked like
Caught me tongue tied twisted regretting every minute, I was wrong
I’m apologetic, I’m repentant you resent it, But I swear you are everything to me
Like stones in my pockets I carry the weight just to feel the pain I caused you boy

PRE Love can be so blind
Couldn’t see through the smoke
I swallowed my pride
And I tried getting over you

CH2 Slice of the devil’s pie ….

BR Do I ever cross your mind, have you put the past behind
I let temptations get the better of me
I got no excuse, heady and bemused
I take full responsibility

This Fire

Written By: Ma'ayan Castel

Verse There’s a fire burning tonight
After the long day’s work is done
Forget your troubles cuz it burns bright
For all of us to join as one
If you’ve got hell to raise
but there’s nothing you can do
There’s no price to pay
to let music rescue you
No matter where you come from
come what may
Chorus This fire you can’t put out
You can’t put out this fire
Verse There’s a fire burning tonight
Providing strength for us to face another day
So forget your sorrow it burns bright
With great force this music can unite
So it goes another road to walk through
Another path no one can take for you
All of us will have to fight for something someday
Fight our way through
Chorus This fire you can’t put out
You can’t put out this fire

Bridge This fire burns for every child that knows not happiness
This fire burns for every war that wins no justice
You’ve got to let music rescue you
Theres a song for every broken hearted
boy and girl all over the world

Chorus This fire you can’t put out . . .

Broken

Written By: Ma'ayan Castel

B R O K E N

V1
Couldn’t resist you the way you felt like home
Promises you made when we were alone
Your eyes were like mirrors to the awful things u knew
The words I’d someday hear from you

PRE Once you were a dreamer a poet in disguise
I was the virgin moon luminous in your skies

Ch1 Run, I let you inside
Mr. False Pretense what you got to hide
Don’t lie to me, confide in me
Broken We’re broken

V2 Here comes the guilt trip said I wasn’t there
But for this, my dear, I was not prepared
I want to break the window you want me to stay
Said the devil herself took hold of you that day

Pre How she played the victim the damsel in disguise
You’re just a dreamer a pawn in her demise

Ch2 Run , I let you inside
Mr. False Pretense what you got to hide
Don’t lie to me, confide in me
Broken, We’re broken

Br You carry the burden I felt you hurt
I saw the birds fly away in great flocks
Should have known better , She brought stormy weather
She’s at my door with your son

Ma’ayan Castel 2007

Walk on Water

Written By: Ma'ayan Castel

like a ghost, you were gone in the morning.
didn't know how to break the distance growing.
you're haunting, it's like your presence is ensuing.
Tapestries unfold like memories but their all threadbare and ruined.

Steady now, you can get hurt, when you're not looking. The current pulling you in, you lost your footing.

You come back, swim in my dreams, but i wake up alone.
I'm drowning can't hold my breath anymore.

Empty room, that i'm rearranging. The sun' s gone down watch it dissipating
I stay up look round all i see, you're standing there staring back at me, was it all a forsaken reverie.

Steady now, you can get hurt, when you're not looking. The current pullng you in, you lost your footing.

You come back, swim in my dreams, but i wake up alone.
I'm drowning can't hold my breath anymore.

if i could have walked on water, would then be here now? i know i could've been a little stronger, could'e made it work somehow.

You come back, swim in my dreams, but i wake up alone.
I'm drowning can hold my breath anymore.

somebody's gonna get hurt, somebody always gets hurt, somebody's gonna get hurt, somebody got hurt.....

Now I Don't

Written By: Ma'ayan Castel

NOW I DON’T By: Ma’ayan Castel

V1
Met you outside the record shop
Felt the connection like a hot beat just dropped
Lick my lips, I like them Diesels
Need no script, we know how this goes.

Pre
Call to me like some Romeo
“Mama don’t worry promise I’ll take it real slow”
High as the moon and light as a shooting star
You took my hands and put em’ on your guitar

Ch
I used to laugh at all your jokes. Now I Don’t.
I used to strum to your spoken words. Now I Don’t.
I used to wonder, “Could this be love?” Now I Don’t.

V2
Saw the texts that you tried to hide
you can spin it anyway you like
take your things put ‘em in a box
your Coltrane tee , your hugo boss
better fess up to your mistake
Clean up the mess you made boy

Pre2
No matter how play it down
You always tried to get around
Don’t be so careless with my heart
Did you think about me, when you spilled your milk?
So no don’t cry cuz you can’t have your hands
in every pie.

Ch2
I used to laugh at all your jokes. Now I Don’t.
I used to strum to your spoken words. Now I Don’t.
I used to wonder, “Could this be love?” Now I Don’t.

Br
I made you chase me and you couldn’t get a grip
You want it easy so you let a good thing slip
well I’m not gonna turn around
you got me going not gonna let it down
Didn’t give the green light, ‘cause you’re a cheater
when it’s right, I get no red light fever
cccan you feel the burn, watching the record on the spindle turn?

Ch3
I used to laugh at all your jokes. Now I Don’t.
I used to strum to your spoken words. Now I Don’t.
I used to wonder, “Could this be love?” Now I Don’t.
I used to laugh at all your jokes. Now I Don’t.
Watch you strut your stuff and flirt (No You Don’t)
I used to wonder, “Could this be love?” Now I Don’t.

Out
Spin me round and round
Keep it rocking now
I used to dedicate this song to you
On the radio
Now I Don’t

Discography

1.Walk On Water, EP, independently released March 26, 2008

2. Currently working on debut full length album

Set List

35-50 min sets
Rhapsody
Now I Don't
One Life
Walk On Water
Roxanne (cover)
All Them Girls
Front Line
Sour Times (cover)
Devil's Pie