Thea May hails from a small Territory outside of Sudbury, Ontario called Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation. Her vocals encompass a vintage sound of songstresses before her time. Thea May’s music embodies the new sound of future pop music, hip hop vibes, electronic dance feels, 90's pop dance, and at times some tropical waves. Thea's writing comes from real-life experience, hardship, and passion. Growing up with artistic roots, Thea's love for music started very early in her life. Over the next year, Thea will be releasing a number of singles to share with the world. Stay tuned and keep your eyes and ears peeled.
"The only permanent things in the world are love and music" - Thea May
“Somethin’ About You” is a song that carefully walks the line between pop, R&B, and dance, appealing with familiarity but also engaging the more thoughtful listener with a uniquely dreamlike ambiance, a clear level of character, and a poetic and emotional lyrical drive. Thea May’s vocal style is mature, captivating, and charmingly raspy. There’s an accessible nature to the melody in “Somethin’ About You”, the rise up from the gentle verse to the uplifting hook, but with that, you get a notable level of personality and style that helps move the song away into its own realm. Contrast is utilized effortlessly, in both the development of the instrumentation and in Thea’s own varied and passionate performance. The song is addictively enjoyable, seeming partly classic, nostalgic and trip-hop inspired, and a fresh and exciting alternative to the mainstream loops of today.
Check out “Somethin’ About You” here and read more with Thea May in our exclusive interview!
Hey Thea! Welcome to BuzzMusic. We’re hypnotized by your voice! Have you had any professional training or having you honed your vocal style over time?
First off, thank you very much it super means a lot to hear that :) I have had some professional training, although finding my voice was a very long and sometimes painful process. Playing live for 3-4 years often really got me controlling and finding the pockets in my voice. Singing is a journey I hope to always continue learning, it is my instrument.
What does your track “Somethin’ About You” mean to you? What inspired this song?
Somethin’ About You means so much to me and the other person involved in its creation. This song came from a horrible traumatic time in our lives. Both my producer and I lost a very close friend. We wrote this song as a gift for his family, we wanted them to have something to not just listen to when they missed him, but somewhere they could go to see him and feel him. When we were writing this track (it happened very quickly), it was almost as though we had help from other energies. Grief is something that I am very much familiar with, I wanted there to be a happier place to go when I missed my friends and family that aren't here anymore. Cherish your friends always xo.
What do you hope your listeners take away from your music?
I hope that my listeners know that no matter what music has their back, I hope they listen to my music and it does what they need it to do. Music has always had my back, it has brought me out of the very lowest and scariest times in my life. My goal is to share growth, support weaknesses and help someone even just one person figure it out.
What has been one of your most memorable or life-changing achievements so far?
Releasing Somethin’ About You was a memorable moment that I will never forget, It was my first single ever released and it meant everything. Im looking forward to more life changing moments :)
What are you working on through the end of 2019?
I am working on releasing a few more singles, maybe a small EP before January, so stay tuned for some new Thea May music. I’m excited to share it with you :)
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