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May Devun’s soul-stirring voice holds listeners captive with an emotional dynamism publicly described as “sensual, intense, and potent" (Contact Music), and her distinctive songwriting traits fit it skintight. She binds evocative lyrics with thematic pop and R&B styles suspended over waves of industrial elements that stem from her roots as an acclaimed rock guitarist, altogether forging an experience that is said to beg the repeat-button. Defined by major press outlets including Huffington Post, Music Crowns and Vents Magazine as “epic… honest… hypnotic… and necessary,” the SoCal-native has established herself as the quintessential songstress with “the look, the feel, the presence and the vibe.” (Sexee Mag)
On May 22, 2020, May Devun’s latest single, “Bang Bang,” was released on all major music services. Her vivid lyrics hit the spot with placing a high price tag on self-respect, while the song itself is sexy, fun, cool, and focused.
Previously in summer of 2019, May Devun had teamed up with producer and mixer Mark Needham (Imagine Dragons, The Killers, Pink) and assistant mix and tracking engineer Tyler Spratt, to remix a previously acclaimed track, “We Walk Alone.” Proceeding with her new song, "Say the Words” (released November 2019), the project expanded to feature the string-work of composer Patrick Warren (Adele, Lana Del Ray, Taylor Swift, Sara Bareilles), and the added acoustic drum-work of Matt Chamberlain (Pearl Jam, Fiona Apple, Chris Cornell) on top of Devun’s original drum programming, resulting overall in an inner-city feel with a strong cinematic presence. NoHo Arts District said of the track, “[May Devun] sings with a range most would envy, and a really beautiful sense of the dramatic. ‘Say the Words’ is a deceptively simple song, but she gives it nuance and purpose and a kind of magic as she spirals through layer after layer of pain and emotion…In places, it's almost a James Bond theme. I can just see the video, all liquid and color and lots and lots of falling."
May Devun is working on an abundance of fresh material during the Covid-19 challenge, and will be announcing more performance and release dates once available. Subscribe to the #Mayvuns Fan Connection below to be first in line with exclusive access to all the latest updates, news and events.
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