LA-based artist May Devun takes us on the brutal and incentive process of accepting truth in new single “Say The Words.” It’s a skyrocketing, soulful pop piece where the synths expand cinematically as May’s booming vocals become the emotional engine of the soundscape. In “Say The Words,” May cuts through the pain and strength it takes to being honest to yourself:
“Say them proudly
Dot let them sink
Into that void
You try to hide
Don’t be afraid
To feel alive”
There is a haunting charm to her voice that radiates a dark intensity and emotional lure, which ebbs with chest-swelling air. While “Say The Words” is filled with hope, May keeps it realistically optimistic through her melodic moodiness. The song feels like a self-confrontation and self-pep talk at the same time where May keeps pulling our stream of consciousness closer to our core. Stream below:
“‘Say the Words’ is an introspective journey. It’s about acknowledging your truths – who you are, and where you’re going. You’re not a stepping stone, so free yourself, and don’t let others define you or your purpose,” shared May Devun.
The song features composer Patrick Warren (Adele, Lana Del Rey, Taylor Swift) on the stirngs and Matt Chamberlain (Pearl Jam, Fiona Apple, Chris Cornell) on the drums. May, who is originally from Southern California, has been making waves across major press for her R&B-tinted pop sound and glass-cutting vocals. She is currently working on more music, so make sure to keep up with the gal via Instagram.
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