19-year-old singer MAY-A announced earlier this month that she had signed with Atlantic Records in the US and UK and Sony Music in her native Australia.
MAY-A has already developed a sizeable audience, accruing tens of millions of plays on streaming services before signing to a major label. She has also earned significant critical acclaim, with praise from prominent publications such as Billboard, Paper, and Variety; she is noted for her clear and honest songwriting documenting teenage life and garnering comparisons to Gen Z favorites like Clairo and King Princess.
The pop singer, who has been writing since age 12 but only began releasing music last year released a new single, a remix of her song “Swing of Things” featuring Canadian low-fi rapper Powfu, to coincide with the announcement. The song begins as a rough-edged acoustic guitar ballad before exploding into an anthemic chorus. The two singers are equally at home on the track, which finds a middle ground between anthemic pop-punk and atmospheric pop. Powfu’s earnest emo-rap warble blends naturally with MAY-A’s effortless pop delivery, making the remix sound every bit as natural as an original song created as an in-person collaboration.
“Swing of Things (Remix)” will appear on Don’t Kiss Your Friends, her debut EP which is set to come out on August 6. The 7-song release will include previously released singles “Time I Love To Waste” and “Apricots,” as well as the original version of “Swing of Things.” The album will include songs written over the past several years, documenting the course of a relationship, a queer coming-of-age, and the growth from adolescence to young adulthood.