Creating music since the tender age of seven, May Fall has pursued a relentless journey of self-education in the realm of music, all without any formal training.
In 2016, after two decades of evolving with his childhood rock band, which later transformed into the progressive metal outfit known as Road to Evenmind, May Fall embarked on an unexpected detour into the world of electronic music. This shift was somewhat predictable given his long-standing passion for synthesizers and his admiration for the synth legends of the 70s and 80s, spanning from stadium rock to jazz-fusion to mainstream pop.
His inaugural release gave birth to the singles “Blind Zone” and “Same Code” both of which enjoyed substantial airplay on countless radio stations and television channels worldwide, firmly establishing him as a rising star within the synth-pop domain.
Now, in the year 2023, following a period that witnessed the debut album “Overload” from his jazz fusion trio, The May Fall Crew, May Fall returns with a fresh single titled “Determinist” from his upcoming EP “Submerge.” This new release has been impeccably mixed by Multi-Platinum producer Yoad Nevo, known for his work with luminaries like Sia, Ed Sheeran, Moby, and Pet Shop Boys.
“Determinist” defies easy categorization, effortlessly dancing on the boundary between indie-pop, electro-alternative, synthwave, and jazz-funk.
This trailblazing composition combines shuffly beats, an infectious bassline, sonically pleasing synthesizer elements, and ethereal vocal harmonies, resulting in a musical tapestry that seamlessly merges intricate musicality with an irresistible melody.
A closer examination uncovers the presence of jazzy chord progressions and interwoven synthesizer layers, all cleverly ensconced within an infectious groove. This unique blend ensures that the song appeals equally to both casual music enthusiasts and discerning connoisseurs.
Lyrically, “Determinist” strays far from the conventional pop song formula. As its title suggests, the song invites listeners to contemplate the profound philosophical question of free will versus determinism, a theme seldom explored in popular music. It challenges the audience to question the forces that steer their choices, prompting them to ponder whether their decisions were inexorably shaped by preceding events.
In a world where music frequently focuses on lighter subjects, “Determinist” stands as a testament to May Fall’s musical acumen and audacious creativity. Like its thematic complexity, the song effortlessly shifts between spirited verses propelled by bold synthesizer stabs and soothing choruses that glide atop celestial, space-like pads, occasionally graced by Baroque-inspired piano interludes.
Meticulously melding weighty philosophical concepts with finely crafted sonic landscapes, “Determinist” creates an immersive auditory journey that resonates on multiple levels.
“Determinist” is set to release on September 15, 2023, across all major streaming platforms, accompanied by a mesmerizing music video directed by the visionary Adam Oscar.
Photo by Adam Oscar
“Determinist” music video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/wNKYaw2-5VM
“Determinist” on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0DXiWVZr241pkusLYJnFpO?si=4b3efc7289f1412b
“Determinist” on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/determinist/1703956947
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