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Pop Singer MAY-A Signs with Atlantic Records, Announces Debut EP Out August 6

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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. 

Don’t Kiss Your Friends, via Atlantic Records

“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.

Sam Seliger Author
Sam is a journalism intern at Glasse Factory and a Sophomore at Columbia University in the City of New York, where he is pursuing a major in American Studies. Sam is also the Head of American Music for Columbia’s WKCR-FM radio station, where he hosts two weekly shows. He previously served as co-Editor-in-Chief of Pressing the Future.
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Sam Seliger Author
Sam is a journalism intern at Glasse Factory and a Sophomore at Columbia University in the City of New York, where he is pursuing a major in American Studies. Sam is also the Head of American Music for Columbia’s WKCR-FM radio station, where he hosts two weekly shows. He previously served as co-Editor-in-Chief of Pressing the Future.

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