Discovery: Mayssa Karaa

Mayssa Karaa is an American pop artist with Middle-eastern influences who creates bright dance tracks that will take you on a journey.

By Graeme Smith

New track Versailles is a case in point. Mayssa’s angelic voice floats over layers of strings and percussion that drive the song on like the plodding of hooves. Versailles is bold, uplifting and unique. It’s guaranteed to leave you in a good mood.

Mayssa’s music has previously featured on the soundtrack of the film American Hustle and she’s helped Sesame Street with the Arabic alphabet. The track comes from Mayssa’s new album Simple Cure, out today. On the evidence it’s bound to be a hit. Check out Versailles below.