Most popular albums from Olivier Maje
Olivier Maje was born urban, a metro ticket in hand. The music came to pick him up late, Ledru Rollin station, a leaflet strewn at random in his mailbox. So he worked on his voice, founded two bands and played in bars, until the day his motorcycle hit a Brinks van. There followed a long immobilization during which he began to write his own songs, influenced by Tracy Chapman, Ben Harper or even Lenny Kravitz, before devoting himself entirely to music and following the formation of Philippe Albaret's "Chantier". For five years, his warm and singular voice resounded in the corridors of the Paris metro, from Madeleine to République. After a first very acoustic eponymous Ep, whose single "Dis-moi" receives a warm welcome, comes the decisive meeting with the musician Nicolas Deutsch. The album "Au large", produced by the latter, is introspective and universal at the same time, nourished by the sliding and the cracking of the double bass. Urban by birth but not in the soul, Olivier often talks about nature in his lyrics and never ceases to get closer to the ocean. He moved to San Sebastian where he played in the streets and participated in a few festivals before taking a break in Bordeaux where he recorded, in the midst of the covid period, his last Ep "Love" with Laurent Cabrillat, at Milk Music. Six songs with folk-rock sounds, for once in English, where we feel even more the imprint of his favorite artists. Of course, the texts speak of love, in all its forms, but also of his worried and hopeful gaze on our damaged society. It is today on the Basque coast that he has put down his suitcases to live this new adventure, over the water, the air and beautiful encounters.