Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop


band members

May Lyn


Influences

Ta-ku, Shlohmo, Jordan Rakei, Erykah Badu, Lauryn hill, Flying Lotus, The Internet, SZA, FKA Twigs, Frank Ocean


Unearthed artists we like

ealing., Fonz Whaler, KRAZNOV , ARIG


Website

www.maylynmusic.com

Bio

Producer, singer and songwriter May Lyn crafts lush atmospheric R&B. Vulnerable yet evoking strength, her storytelling shines through her sincere lyrics and distinctly whimsical voice.

The Malaysian native was first introduced to Brisbane’s music scene through a beat session hosted by producer, Night Palms. Surrounded by a community of passionate creatives, May was encouraged and inspired to develop her craft. In 2015, she captured the attention of local audiences with her left-of-field pop debut, ‘Ascension’ released through Dub Temple Records, followed by single and music video, ‘Escape’ in collaboration with visual artist Anna Litwinowicz.

In 2016, May released her sophomore EP, Vessels - entirely self-produced and recorded in her home studio. It has received international airplay and was named one of the best releases of 2017 by Purple Sneakers and gained a #1 spot on 4ZZZ’s most played releases.

Not one to shy away from experimentation and provocative storytelling, May shared a politically charged single, ‘Soldiers’. The song made her a finalist in the Triple J Unearthed NIDA competition in 2017, allowing her to produce a music video in collaboration with NIDA. The track went on to receive a nomination for 'Best Electronic Track' at the 2018 QLD Music Awards.

May made a fresh return at the end of the summer of 2019 with Froot Loop and Like A Woman, two vibrant and bold tracks celebrating self-love and femininity. She is currently working on a debut album which spells out an exciting future for this versatile artist.

Unearthed in 2017

NIDA Video Clips

02 Apr 2017

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Review

Review by Dan Condon Dan Condon

12 Mar 2019

Triple J
40

Strong, fun and brilliantly executed. It's familiar, but unique, and it just feels totally fresh.

Strong, fun and brilliantly executed. It's familiar, but unique, and it just feels totally fresh.

Review

Review by Elsa Silberstein Elsa Silberstein

12 Mar 2019

Triple J
40

Yeah I love it, the playful brass is really fun. She's kicking butt Like A Woman!

Yeah I love it, the playful brass is really fun. She's kicking butt Like A Woman!

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

08 Mar 2019

Triple J
40

a big change in sound for may lyn but there's no cooling off period or dust to blow away, it's sounding awesome. break those shackles!

a big change in sound for may lyn but there's no cooling off period or dust to blow away, it's sounding awesome. break those shackles!