Mississauga-based R&B artist Maame Gyiwuo is known for a few of her impressive accolades in the music industry. From achieving studio time at Metalworks Studio after winning a high school singing competition, she has performed in her city and in the GTA participating in open mics, talent competitions such as Teen Idol for Honey festival, Rising Star CNE, Talent Nation at Hard Rock Cafe, and many more.
Quarantine has inspired Maame Gyiwuo to write more original music, and has led her to the release of her debut hit single, ’11 PM in Toronto.’ With Bvtman at the helm of the production ship, the laidback essence that speaks into the city’s late-night landscape has listeners falling into the infectious grooves throughout the song's progression.
From the moment this record begins to play, you’re submerged in a dark, atmospheric realm that is cemented in Contemporary R&B energy. The reverberated timbres of Maame Gyiwuo have you fixated upon the intimate lyrics she sheds as her almost ethereal ambiance has you captivated by her mind-altering presence. Connecting an array of vulnerable words that allow you to leap into her sultry croons without hesitation, Maame Gyiwuo’s lyrical motifs that kick off this composition have, ‘It’s a late night in Toronto. 11 PM on the dot I get a message from you,’ embedded into your mind with anticipation, and the foreshadowing of vivid imagery.
Introducing her authentic sound to an audience that is keen to take in the refreshing quintessence of Maame Gyiwuo, we can’t help but to already want more from this emerging Canadian songstress as she bares it all in “11 PM in Toronto.”
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Maame Gyiwuo, and congratulations on the release of your debut single, “11 PM in Toronto.” For a debut single, you have already developed such a mature sound to back your musical thoughts. Do you find that your experience in performing has played a critical part in shaping the sound we hear? Hey BuzzMusic! Thank you for having me. Performing music has definitely helped me develop into the artist I am today. Obviously with the pandemic going on it was hard because of the restrictions. This is why I can say that when it comes to my sound, I don’t think that it played a huge part in it only because I was still able to be more creative and write music. In your own words, what does this record mean to you? What are you hoping that your audience takes away from the messaging and what it says about you as an artist? My song "11 PM in Toronto" embodies what chill late-night vibes music is. As an artist, I’ve been working on making music that I think people can vibe with. I’ve been experimenting with my sound for the past 3 years and I can say that it definitely brought out the creative side of myself. This record has shown me that through tough times, I can still create something so positive and fun. I want my audience to feel the good energy through my music. As well as, to be able to play my music when they are having a good time Could you please share a glimpse into what the creative process entailed when bringing “11 PM in Toronto” to life? I remember just hearing the beat and having nostalgic memories come to me. Staying in quarantine has made me feel very closed off from the world and I was missing how things used to be. So I ended up writing a chill song that I know people can vibe with and maybe relate to. I recorded it and decided to share it with the world.
What musical and non-musical influences do you allow to speak into the music that you create? When it comes to my music I am influenced by so many artists like Kehlani, HER, Drake, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, and many more. My personal experiences also play into the music that I create which I think is great because it allows you to build that real genuine connection with the audience.