Octo Octa's (Maya Bouldry-Morrison) latest EP, For Lovers, represents some of the artist's most vulnerable work to date.
The opening song, "I Need You," is a declaration regarding her need for love during a delicate time of rapid change. The first vocal performance Maya has recorded in many years and the first since transition, features the voice of a woman who has been though an intense personal struggle, and through that come to a place of understanding that she is not alone, that the people in her life – her friends, her family, and her polyamorous lovers – are, and have been, essential to her process of self-acceptance and becoming. The second song, "Bodies Melt Together," is a sensuous house dub that reflects Maya's belief that physical connection with her partners is, at its most elevated, a profound spiritual catharsis. The gorgeous closing track, "Loops For Healing," was not originally intended for release; it was, as the title suggests, composed as a personal tool for healing.
LP - Standard LP