Rising 19yo Australian artist, MAY-A, announced her signing to Atlantic Records for the US & UK along with the announcement of her debut EP, Don’t Kiss Ur Friends, coming out August 6th, 2021. She also shares a new version of her latest anthem “Swing Of Things” featuring verses from breakout lo-fi Canadian rapper, Powfu.
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.
MAY-A is 19-year-old Sydney based Maya Cumming. “Swing of Things” is the follow-up to her previous singles “Time I Love To Waste” and “Apricots,” which together told her story of falling in love for the first time while embracing a newfound sexual identity. “Swing Of Things” is about what happens after infatuation, where things fall apart.
‘Swing Of Things’ is about that longing feeling for things to go back to normal even though you know if you give yourself time to heal, you’ll be better than you’ve ever been. It’s about learning how to live life by yourself again once someone has left your life. Sometimes you need to cut a person off so both people can grow better separately, and most of the time that process sucks. ‘Is your heart out on your sleeve now you’re gone?.’ ‘Is the grass more green from where you’re from?’ are questions I was dying to ask both them and my future self. Ultimately, ‘was this worth it?'”