Songwriter, producer and MC Brother May is more than just a multi-disciplinary artist: he’s a creative auteur, sculpting spontaneous ideas into new and innovative forms through music and sound that’s based upon ideals of freedom and expressivity.
Brother May’s debut album ‘Aura Type Orange’ will be released on 28th June.
Since recording the Chopped and Screwed Mixtape with Micachu & The Shapes and The London Sinfonietta in 2010, Brother May has worked with a varied cast of sonic pioneers, including Joe Goddard of Hot Chip, Matthew Herbert, Ben Vince, Kwes and Tirzah, while supporting visionary artists such as Arca and Mount Kimbie at sold-out London dates: his endeavours haven’t gone unnoticed either, with publications like FACT Magazine and The Fader paying close attention, as well as radio support from NTS.
Brother May has also worked with prestigious London venues the Barbican and Camden Roundhouse. After proving his talents as a sought-after collaborator, Brother May is now stepping out as a solo artist with the release of his debut LP, Aura Type Orange – an album produced by Mica Levi and co-produced by Brother May, Coby Sey and Rob McCormack.
Captivating, electric and exhilaratingly unique, the release reflects on the realisation of inner potential, exploring concepts of growth and evolution while clearly exhibiting May’s own development as a lyricist, producer and creative talent.
“Aura Type Orange is about those people who, when they realise their full potential, find that there are no limits to what can be achieved. It’s about life, evolution, and learning from one’s mistakes.” – Brother May
Incisive flows, insightful lyrics and unexpected rhyme schemes that run rings around the beat: Brother May’s distinctive vocal style is as recognisable as ever. Co-produced by May himself alongside Mica Levi, the upcoming LP matches May’s avant-rap idiosyncrasies with upfront beats and unorthodox production that draws from his experimental background while retaining a crucial sense of immediacy and impact. ‘Aua Type Orange’ is our first opportunity to witness one of the UK’s most imaginative artists showcase his singular talents and musical dexterity across a full-length solo project for the first time. Take note!