MAY-A signs to Atlantic Records for debut EP; Listen/watch ‘Swing Of Things’ featuring Powfu
Rising 19yo Australian artist, MAY-A, today announces her signing to Atlantic Records in the US & UK along with the announcement of her debut EP, Don’t Kiss Ur Friends, out August 6th, 2021. She also shares a new version of her indie pop confessional anthem, “Swing Of Things” featuring verses from breakout lo-fi Canadian rapper, Powfu. Listen/watch MAY-A’s “Swing Of Things feat. Powfu” HERE.
Billboard announced the signing news earlier today with MAY-A sharing, “It honestly feels like a dream to be working with Atlantic Records. I am so appreciative of the team I now have over there and I’m excited to delve further into creative ventures with them in the future.” For Atlantic Records in the US it’s the same story, as Julie Greenwald, Chairman and COO shares “MAY-A is a one-of-a-kind artist who has created her own brilliant musical and visual universe. As a performer and songwriter, her art reflects wisdom and talent well beyond her years. We’re so thrilled to be on this journey with her and excited to welcome her to the Atlantic family.”.
Across the pond, Co-Head of A&R at Atlantic Records in the UK, Briony Turner says “MAY-A is one of those rare talents who can do it all, a single-handed creative force with a unique style that permeates through her writing, as well as all of her creative. Working with MAY-A and her team is a pleasure and we’re so excited she’s joined us here at Atlantic. We’re working closely with the US team to ensure a global push for this superstar in the making.”
Powfu (the master behind viral track “death bed (coffee for your head)’ feat. Beabadoobee“) adds new layers of dimension to MAY-A’s ‘Swing Of Things,’ sharing, “I love this song. It was a lot of fun working on this remix with MAY-A.” And MAY-A adds, “Powfu really got what the song is about in the verse he wrote, and I’m so stoked to be releasing this version in collaboration with him.”
Threading together recent breakout singles, ‘Time I Love To Waste‘, ‘Apricots‘ and ‘Green‘, MAY-A’s Don’t Kiss Ur Friends EP is a years-in-the-making debut from an artist who has been writing since the age of 12, but only publicly releasing music since 2020. In this short time, MAY-A has racked up tens of millions of streams online, over 250k YouTube subscribers and critical acclaim for her string of “chillwave” (Billboard), “clean, serene and mean” (Paper) singles heralded as “glorious” by Variety, a “proper pop wiz” by triple j, “your new fave artist” by Dork Magazine, and more. Of Don’t Kiss Ur Friends, MAY-A shares, “It follows the course of a relationship, a journey of queer discovery and the growth from an adolescent to a young adult. Each song is a piece of the last four or five years of my life, the most recent track having been written last year and the earliest at 16. As the music developed, so did I. You can listen to me grow up, gain confidence and understand myself through the way I approach my relationships. I hope you enjoy this slice of myself and pieces of the people I’ve loved <3”
MAY-A writes honestly and poignantly about navigating first love, break-ups, sexual identity, and more, injecting these beautifully told vignettes with arena-size energy and crystal-clean pop vocals. Her elliptical storytelling, clear-eyed observational lyricism, and songwriting full of musical left-turns make it clear why she just signed with Sony Music in Australia, Atlantic Records in the US & UK, sold out her debut national Australian headline tour (including a run of performances alongside The Veronicas) and is gaining fans across the globe with every step.
“Swing Of Things feat. Powfu” by MAY-A is out now via Atlantic Records,
buy/stream it here.
MAY-A’s debut EP DON’T KISS UR FRIENDS is out August 6th, 2021 via Atlantic Records