Yesterday, El May interview. Today the live experience and a Album review.
The Live Experience
We recently got the chance to go to see her perform in Sheffield at the Leadmill. It was a great performance with a great variety of songs.
It was great to see her interact with the crowd and build that rapport with them. Mentioning her band member’s bad throat – to get the audience to send good vibes to him, made the audience simile.
We asked her what she wanted people to get from her Music. She said, “ As long as they enjoy the songs and it resonates with them in some level”. We found it did, she brought her character and personality to the stage and was full of smiles.
EL May Album Review – The Other Person Is You
We also had the opportunity to listen to her latest album. The “conscious pop” album.
Begin – (1. Took it on the Mouth – 3. I Played Role)
The first two tracks set up the music perfectly with a melodic beginning track. Then later shows off ample rhythm and a good amount of layering.
The second track shows that layering of sound will differ in each song. It sets up a different pace and has some steady drum backing. The second song has a great catchy chorus with simple changes to the rhythm.
The First released single is next with “I played a role”. We can understand why it was released first – the album’s “premium song”. We see that she loves that variety.
Middle (4. Diamonds, Girl – 5. Science – 6. Thrills)
4 and 5 tracks were more like ballads to add a different tone. Fewer instruments but a great tone. Track 6 – Thrills was the setting of a changing of pace for the final third. The heartbeat like background sound sent chills down our spines.
End (7. My Policeman’s an Addict – 8. Diagnosis for the Doctor – 9. Atlantic, Pacific – 10. Oh get carried)
Track 7 is the most traditional pop song on the album, heavy drums but still has that Twist – El May puts into every song.
Diagnosis for the Doctor is our standout song. It’s mysterious beginnings to the increasing levels of sound. Combined with a relaxing undertone to the vocals – a good relax tune.
The final two songs send the album to a good relaxing finish.
A kooky artist who tries things differently to what the average artist does. Her album offers unique relaxing tones set to a varying array of instruments.