One of the latest among a growing list of UK-based wunderkinds being snapped up by South Coast promotion company Close-Up is Brighton based singer-songwriter Luke May. Having recently made waves after the release of his debut EP, Live At St. Bartholomew's Church last month, sets at the likes of the 110 Above Festival have seen his prove his mettle as a talented individual performer.
With a soulful voice reminiscent of that of George Ezra and Ben Howard and a strident sense of melody, May's music is as catchy as his lyrics are clearly written from a personal perspective set against the backdrop of a young man coming of age in a mistifying Britain. 'Home' is a ghostly, poetic homage to heartbreak, while 'Father Father' is a sort of cross-generation examination of back-stabbing, despair and hope.
You can watch the video for the live performance of 'Father Father' from the EP via youtube, and you can stream/ download the whole EP from Bandcamp.