Adored Australian outfit Little May today make their long-awaited return with their stunning new single, “Lover.” The song is the first from the band since the release of their acclaimed, debut album, For The Company.
It doesn’t take long into listening to recognize the signature sound that is Little May’s well-crafted and emotionally-connected indie rock. From the delicately woven harmonies, guitar and piano interplay, and marching pace of the beat, the song picks up right where they left off and thrusts them into a whole new chapter of music.
“Lover” also marks a new era of the band, now comprised of focal members Hannah Field and Liz Drummond, and sees them recapture the brilliant form that has made them one of Australia’s most-loved and critically acclaimed acts in recent years, while also reflecting the dark and seductive energy that first drew them millions of listeners around the world.
“We’ve had some time away, and we’re very happy to be back with new music,” say Liz Drummond and Hannah Field. “‘Lover” was one of the first songs we wrote for this record. We wanted to make new & bold choices with sound on this record, and we wanted to be bold in our respective skins. We think “Lover” is a good introduction to what’s to come.”
Produced by Rob Muinos, Dylan Adams & Drummond, the single was mixed by John Congleton (Lana Del Rey, The War On Drugs). The single’s release has also been accompanied with a beautiful new video, directed by the renowned film-maker and photographer, McLean Stephenson, known for putting his stamp on some of the best Australian music videos for the likes of Sarah Blasko, City Calm Down and Alex Cameron, and once again reinforcing Little May’s reputation for working with the best names in music.
Little May has had one of the most storied careers in contemporary Australian music. Started by high school friends home-recording their shared passion for singing, playing and writing together, they now boast more than 111 million online streams, and have performed on some of the world’s biggest stages – from local festivals like Splendour In The Grass, Falls andLaneway, through to supporting the likes of The National and Mumford & Sons.
“Lover” is available now on Dew Process.