Maria is preparing the release of her fourth album in 2019, produced by Jon Cowherd (Brian Blade's Fellowship, Meshell Ndegeocello) and Steve Wall (Lucius, Motherfeather). This latest project, entitled ‘The Leap’ is the result of a series of recent life-changing moments. Maria stepped into these moments recognizing an opportunity to start fresh, and this time do it exactly as it felt right – from the heart. The album is a reflection of the struggle… the desire… the courage to persevere, and to engage. From a very vulnerable place, Maria’s voice flows over engaging melodies and danceable sounds with thought-provoking lyrics about human connections, some of the failures of those connections, and social phenomena. At the crux of it all is a dialogue with listeners about what it’s like to be a woman in the modern world, and the pursuit of a life of value.