Known for haunting harmonies, honest lyrics and immersive melodies, Sydney-based outfit Little May have today released their new single ‘Home‘.
Produced by and recorded with Aaron Brooking Dessner (The National) in upstate New York, the single arrives as the first from their forthcoming debut album and captures an intensity now trademark of Little May’s music.
The girls recorded the track in the main hall at Future Past Studios – a converted nineteenth-century church in Hudson, New York – with the accompanying video clip produced by acclaimed videographer Tim Sessler (Brooklyn Aerials). The foreboding piano/drum combo sinks in under a more uplifting guitar riff, blending ambiguous emotions with ambiguous visuals.
Black & white studio footage is juxtaposed with vignettes depicting the concept of ‘Home’, evoking a sense of belonging as well as homesickness in skyline shots in and around neighbourhoods of New York and Brooklyn.
Of the song and the process, the three piece have said: “Home’ was one of the first songs we recorded with Aaron. It’s an old song, revisited. It had been written three years prior, from a place where a sense of belonging was being constantly chased. I think we will always associate this song, and this whole album, with Hudson and the time we all spent there.”
Having spent a significant amount of time overseas over the last 12 months, members Annie Hamilton, Liz Drummond and Hannah Field are continuing to play sold out sets across Australia, as well as the UK, Europe and the US.
‘Home’ is available digitally now via Dew Process and UMA Recordings and can be purchased ‘Home’ here.
Little May’s debut album will be released later in 2015.
For more info on the band, head to http://www.littlemaymusic.com
Check out the video for ‘Home’ below: