There are few artists, who can move you emotionally, and in the process create a sense of that perfect moment. After a few bars of ‘Human’, the first track from the ‘Chapter 18’ EP, you know you’re listening to a true artist. Comparisons will naturally be made with you know who, I think May’s voice is richer and the songs are more layered.
‘Travelling Light’ pulls you straight in, with a subtle blend of guitars and piano, sending pulsating shivers of love and lost through your soul.
Closest Stranger, perhaps the most moving track on the EP, starts off with a lovely acoustic guitar and slowly builds into another sing-along epic. This beautiful story of the most basic of human emotions, written in such a way that you feel an instant connection to the lyrics, and indeed the story, creating a 'we’ve all been there' moment.
Track four, ‘Fallen Heart’ is the ultimate road trip moment, it’s now time to put your foot down and let go, indeed let go of your past, let the sun rays wipe away those memories and live for that moment.
In 2016 I was fortune enough to discover and see the brilliant Amber Arcades play at the Moth Club, proving there are some amazing singer-songwriters coming out of Holland right now.
I was truly humbled that May actually contacted me, asking if I would select one of her songs for my #13songs undiscovered Spotify playlist, naturally I obliged, honoured to discover such a talent in the process.
I can imagine seeing May play live would be a very powerful experience, I’m sure she could hold the whole crowd with that amazing voice. An unbelievable talent, who is definitely one to look out for.
By Darren Laurence
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