MAY-A is the solo musical project of 19-year-old Byron Bay-raised producer, singer and songwriter Maya Cumming. Prolific but patient, MAY-A has so far shared a trickle of singles that have been carefully winnowed from hundreds of demos, the result of years spent crafting tracks on her own. Untangling how she makes sense of both herself and the world around her, MAY-A interrogates the realities of youth with clarity and maturity beyond her 19 years.
Bridging the structures and earnestness of classic songwriters with the post-genre sensibilities of contemporary pop iconoclasts, the nonchalant, Gen Z cool of Clairo and the elusive, elliptical storytelling of Lorde or Frank Ocean, MAY-A’s music catches you unprepared, its jugular precision belied by her tossed-aside, quietly warm delivery. Having already established her ability to work across stylistic borders with just a handful of tracks – swerving from one genre to the next with seamless ease – MAY-A is steadily building a cohesive catalogue centred around her charming, astute and impossibly relatable perspective. Turning moments of everyday life into deeply-felt entry-points into a glimpse at some larger truth, MAY-A captures the peculiar sensations of being a young adult alive in this moment.
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