The Stranger Issues star revealed her well-known father is a Taylor Swift fan throughout an interview with London-based music journal The Line of Greatest Match. Whereas reflecting on a number of the most formative songs in her library, Maya listed Swift’s “Ours,” from her 2010 album Communicate Now, as considered one of them, noting that she launched the observe to her well-known father, whom she credit for shaping her musical style.
“My dad was such a strong artistic affect on me musically, he confirmed me so many songs and artists that I nonetheless take heed to, and love and care about,” she stated. “It took me an extended whereas to have the ability to present him one thing he did not already find out about. ‘Ours’ was the primary Taylor Swift track that I performed for him on guitar. He was like, ‘Who wrote that?’, and I used to be like, ‘Taylor Swift!'”
Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic Maya and Ethan Hawke
“He advised me he thought it was a extremely good track, and I used to be like, ‘Oh my god, I simply introduced one thing to my dad that he did not know and he likes – and I like!'” she continued. “It made me really feel so assured.” Maya stated the 2 even noticed Swift on her Communicate Now tour, which she referred to as “such a cheerful second, sharing an expertise with somebody who put a lot power into cultivating my style.”
And sure, fellow Swifties, the actor can be enthusiastic about Midnights, the singer’s forthcoming tenth studio album. “I acquired a textual content from him when Taylor introduced Midnight and he was like, ‘Oh my god, Taylor Swift already has a brand new file popping out? I am so excited! She re-released Crimson, and now there’s Midnight? How does she do it?'” Maya shared. (No phrase on what he thinks about “All Too Nicely,” extensively presumed to be about his The Responsible costar Jake Gyllenhaal.)
Whereas her father saved a CD assortment within the automobile and had a desire for people artists akin to Willie Nelson, Maya stated her mom, the actress Uma Thurman, “was extra of a radio particular person” with a liking for pop music. She shared, “We’d drive round within the automobile and activate the radio and take heed to 102.7, and it was like Alicia Keys — a extra pop affect — and we might scream the lyrics within the automobile, discover new songs, and get excited.”
Maya lately launched her second studio album Moss, a follow-up to 2020’s Blush, final month. Different formative songs she listed apart from Swift’s “Ours” embody “Extraordinary Machine” by Fiona Apple, “Vincent” by Don McLean (influenced by Thurman), and “Fluorescent Adolescent” by Arctic Monkeys.
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