Michaela’s new video for the song ‘Lights Out’ is a sweet mix of modern pop over an 80’s background, definitely tapping into the popular retro-modern sound thats become very in vogue of late, like Belinda Carlisle and Gloria Estefan meets Sia and Lady GaGa. There is a genuine quality to this tune and certainly not a throwaway saccharine imitation, well worth your ear.
Michaela describes Lights Out as being “about a relationship that has lost it’s spark and has gone stale. Neither party is getting what they need anymore. But even though times are tough, the song is about not giving up on the relationship. I wrote this song pulling from personal experience, but also because i think it’s such a common occurrence in long term relationships – you both love each other but you’ve drifted apart; so how do you get back to being ‘crazy in love?”
Lights Out was produced by Australian producer Tom Diesel (Danni Minogue/Russell Crowe).
From her Biography:
Michaela May is a Toronto based artist and songwriter paving a way for herself based on her infectious songwriting and strength of message. She has an innate knack for tackling relevant, relatable content with sparkling melodic hooks. Her music is catchy but meaningful, infectious but relevant; Michaela May represents a new type of pop artist…
Michaela’s lead single “1954” from her debut EP gained commercial radio in Canada and she is currently the only independent pop artist at radio amongst all the major label stars. She also caught the attention of pop bloggers around the world deeming “1954” a pop smash and Michaela May as ‘an artist to watch.’ Michaela struck a chord with pop lovers all over the globe and now she is back with her second single, “Lights Out,” produced by Tom Diesel, co-written by May.
Michaela continues to re-invent and innovate the traditional idea of a ‘pop artist’. She is independent, self managed, self funded, with her own label and publishing company. Michaela isn’t just an artist, she is a label owner, a marketer and a songwriter. Michaela May is redefining what it means to be a ‘pop artist’ in 2016.