News August 4, 2021

MAY-A spotlighted in Apple Music’s local Up Next program

MAY-A spotlighted in Apple Music’s local Up Next program

Emerging pop sensation has been named as the next Australian act to join Apple Music’s Up Next program.

The 19-year-old artist will be spotlighted across Apple Music’s local Up Next playlist, marking an extension of the service’s initiative to recognise and support emerging Australian talent.

MAY-A, who is signed to Sony Music in Australia and New Zealand and represented globally by Atlantic Records, will also be featured across curated editorial playlists such as Heaps Indie, NMD, Alt Pop, Mellow Days, ALT CTRL, Antidote, New In and Future Hits.

The Sydney singer-songwriter’s addition to the program coincides with Friday’s release of her debut EP Don’t Kiss Ur Friends, which she describes as “a journey of queer discovery and the growth from an adolescent to a young adult”.

“Each song is a piece of the last four or five years of my life, the most recent track having been written last year and the earliest at 16. As the music developed, so did I,” said.

“You can listen to me grow up, gain confidence and understand myself through the way I approach my relationships.”

Last week, Apple Music named Brisbane psych-pop artist Sycco as its first Australian Up Next artist for the month of August.

Previous local acts to appear in the program have included Budjerah, KYE, and Peach PRC, while past international acts to be featured include Juice WRLD, Clairo, Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion and 6LACK.

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