WHEN YOU SMILE
Maruja is a Dutch-Caribbean born professional recording artist, whose expansive musical career has brought her to the Americas and Europe. With multiple singles, various collaborative recordings, and three solo albums under her belt, her hard work has been awarded with distinctions including ‘Best Female Vocalist’, ‘Best Song’, and ‘Best Album’.
Her last solo album, the critically acclaimed ‘Azuca’ released worldwide on Universal Music and Red Bullet, showcases her broad range of vocal ability that, though most at home with soulful power-ballads, can easily navigate other genres such as Latin, Jazz, Pop, and Gospel.
Following her successful return to the music industry after a hiatus, with her Christmas single ‘Little Drummer Boy’, Maruja now brings her most personal song to date to her audiences worldwide. ‘When you smile’, written by Stephanie Bentley (‘Breathe’ – Faith Hill) and Rodolfo Castillo, shares the intimate story of the power of a smile, and its ability to lift us out of the darkest places. Its message is one the world needs to hear... now more than ever.
With an extensive career that spans decades and includes highlights such as a global release under the umbrella of Universal Music, multiple performances for the Queen of the Netherlands, a collaboration with DJ Tiesto, and a performance with the renowned Metropole Orchestra, Maruja now brings her most intimately personal song to audiences worldwide.
Composed by Stephanie Bentley (‘Breathe’ – Faith Hill) and the Grammy winning Rodolfo Castillo, ‘When you smile’ is a testament to the strength of the human spirit, and how the little things can bring the greatest source of hope. The song reflects Maruja’s personal journey, but the message of hope it brings is so timely and relevant, that it may be exactly what the world needs in times like these…
Maruja chose to release ‘When you smile’ on National Smile Day, May 31st, 2022.
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