“Mayae” (ft. Mimi Gilbert) by OM Collective – A Song Feature
There is a serenity that flows from “Mayae.” The current is gentle, yet sufficiently powerful to ensure that the listener is carried to a calmer place. Even the surges in the song from OM Collective bring a sense of embrace.
The face of OM Collective is Timothy James Ferson. He is from Sydney, Australia, but the Facebook site of OM Collective identifies the hometown as “Sydney/LA LA Land.”
The lead vocals in “Mayae” are Mimi Gilbert, while backing vocals are provided by Holly Martin and Ferson, who also provides the instruments. In explaining the song, Ferson wrote:
“It’s about my ex-partner, who (I sigh as I write this) moved to Dubai to be an air-hostess. The relationship ended with a conversation where I actually told her to ‘get the fuck out of my life.’ The lyrics quote that conversation, and add “Gomenasai” (‘Sorry’ in Japanese) to the end. Her father died a few years ago. She doesn’t talk to me now. A piece of me wants her to hear this song, to hear that 'gomenasai'. I never had the goddamn chance to say that ultimately meaningless yet ineffably meaningful ‘sorry’ for her dad’s passing. Whoever you are, I hope you feel this track enough to support me in sharing this last love letter, in the hope that it might reach the girl that revolutionised my experience of life.”