Since the tender age of seven, May Fall has been on an unwavering journey of self-discovery in the world of music, all without the guidance of 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 took an unexpected turn into the realm of electronic music. This transition was somewhat predictable, given his long-standing passion for synthesizers and his deep admiration for the synth legends of the 70s and 80s, spanning from stadium rock to jazz-fusion to mainstream pop.
His debut release brought forth the singles “Blind Zone” and “Same Code“ both enjoying significant airplay on numerous radio stations and television channels worldwide, firmly establishing him as a rising star in the synth-pop scene.
Now, in the year 2023, after the debut album “Overload” by his jazz fusion trio, The May Fall Crew, May Fall is back with a fresh single titled “Determinist” from his upcoming EP “Submerge.” This new release has been expertly mixed by Multi-Platinum producer Yoad Nevo, known for his work with luminaries such as Sia, Ed Sheeran, Moby, and Pet Shop Boys.
“Determinist” defies easy categorization, gracefully straddling the boundaries of indie-pop, electro-alternative, synthwave, and jazz-funk.
This pioneering composition blends shuffly beats, an infectious bassline, sonically pleasing synthesizer elements, and ethereal vocal harmonies, creating a musical tapestry that seamlessly fuses intricate musicality with an irresistible melody.
Upon closer inspection, you’ll discover jazzy chord progressions and interwoven synthesizer layers, all cleverly nestled within an infectious groove. This unique fusion ensures that the song appeals equally to both casual music enthusiasts and discerning connoisseurs.
Lyrically, “Determinist” deviates from the conventional pop song formula. As the title suggests, the song invites listeners to ponder the profound philosophical question of free will versus determinism, a theme rarely explored in popular music. It challenges the audience to scrutinize the forces that shape their choices, prompting them to contemplate whether their decisions were inevitably influenced by preceding events.
In a music landscape often focused on lighter subjects, “Determinist” stands as a testament to May Fall’s musical prowess and daring creativity. Much like its thematic depth, the song effortlessly transitions between spirited verses driven by bold synthesizer elements and soothing choruses that float on celestial, space-like pads, occasionally graced by Baroque-inspired piano interludes.
Meticulously weaving weighty philosophical concepts into finely crafted sonic landscapes, “Determinist” creates an immersive auditory journey that resonates on multiple levels.
“Determinist” is scheduled for release on September 15, 2023, across all major streaming platforms, accompanied by a captivating 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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