Capturing our attention with the vulnerable ‘Apricots’ last year, MAY-A proved herself to be a newcomer that you need to get acquainted with. The coming of age track was an ode to the process of acknowledging your sexuality, and acted as a letter to her younger self explaining that she’s searching for something that she doesn’t even know she wants yet. Continuing that coming of age essence, her follow up single ‘Time I Love To Waste’ is a joyous exploration of young love.
Breathing in a ray of warmth, this alt-pop track continues a guitar led production that builds in drums and a big anthemic hook into its sonical makeup. It’s just as punchy as its predecessor, and highlights her strength as a songwriter with a very catchy melody. It immediately gives a BENEE meets Hope D inspired sound, and it’s addictive to say the least.
Beginning the next chapter of her story, she opens up about love which she admits isn’t something that comes easy to her as she just assumes everyone already knows how she feels. So candidly detailing the way someone makes her feels through a song is her way of expressing those thoughts publicly and tackling that internal struggle head on. “She’s the fire under trees. She’s so far out of my league. She’s a hurricane, I’m just a breeze. She’s the time I love to waste” she sings during the pre-chorus.
‘Time I Love To Waste’ is another very strong single in MAY-A’s introduction to the world. With headline shows slated for next month in Sydney and Melbourne, she’s ready to get people dancing (covid-safely) and embracing their own emotions through these personal and relatable songs.
No Place Like Home Tour
March 19 – The Landsdowne, Sydney
March 20 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
March 27 – Lazy Fest at Mary’s Underground *U18 Show*