I'm Not Coming Home
photo by Hannah Lavenburg
The album see’s May returning to her roots as an acoustic guitarist and singer-songwriter -- but her years penning pop songs have carried over in a way that offers an immediacy to the heart wrenching intimacy of this album.
Performed live and recorded at engineer Tim J. Harte’s loft in Kansas City, MO -- I’m Not Coming Home only features May's evocative vocals, subtle harmonies, acoustic melodies and occasional secondary guitar work by longtime collaborator, Doby Watson (see Watson & May).
On this record she wears her heart on her sleeve without sounding the least bit helpless. May embraces strength in her womanhood, brushing off the antagonistic patriarchs that appear in her stories. The set is as empowering as it is charming. It’s as if she’s beside you, politely whispering in your ear, “I don’t need you, get lost."
As braggable as May’s years of greatly varied experience are: collaborations with French producer Elias Abid, Rivulets, ssshheee (to name a few), selling a batch of songs to MTV, touring with Josh Berwanger (the Anniversary, Only Children) and even getting cast in small TV roles -- it’s when the focus is on May’s stripped down, honest songwriting and performances that she is most impressive.
RIYL: Elliott Smith, Mirah, Cat Power, Jewel
For a full album stream, press and interview queries please contact JOE WREN [doubleshiftmusic @ gmail .com].
MARGO MAY PRESS:
*Track of the day, 'Say Her Name' - Clash Music
*Song Premiere, 'Rock N Roll Baby' - Pancakes And Whiskey
*Song Premiere, 'Bad To Me' - The Deli
*Song premiere of 'Earth Angel' - The Bluegrass Situation
*Featured Artist - Johnson County Library
*Album review of 'Watson & May' - I Heart Local Music
*Track review of 'Close The Door' - Mills Record Company
*'Margo May steps into dance music' - The Pitch
*'Local folkie Margo May finds her niche - and her voice' - The Pitch
*Wake Up & Check Out: Margo May & Elias Abid - Phone Home (Video) - Fashionably-Early
*Album review of "Space Face' - Ink KC