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May: I Could Have Been Someone

Signed to Columbia Records, prodigious chanteuse, May, has been heralded as “One of the hottest things to see, hear and read” by Harper’s Bazaar. With her celestial voice and hauntingly beautiful melodies, the Australian musical talent returns home this Spring to release her brand new single, I Could Have Been Someone. A rather sparse track that builds with steady arpeggiated synth chords and includes a sultry vocal and piano.

May: I Could Have Been Someone

Produced by Sterling Fox (Lana Del Rey, Madonna) and Ryan Ritchie (Kimbra), the track is a darkly gorgeous listen displaying a level of depth in songwriting you wouldn’t necessarily expect from an artist as young as MAY is. Evocative and definitely distinctive in tone, “I Could Have Been Someone” is a great indicator of what audiences can be expecting from the artist as she continues to hone her craft through 2015.

“I wrote ‘I Could Have Been Someone’ about a pivotal time in my life – My first love,” “Though it grew from pure adoration and warmth, it then blossomed into an emotionally horrific relationship filled with betrayal and deception right to this very day,” she says. “I now admire the fact that I was able to turn this experience into something sonically beautiful, haunting and sincere.”

May: I Could Have Been Someone

May: I Could Have Been Someone Lyrics:
He fell beneath me like the Dead Sea
Heaven didn’t know his name
Heaven couldn’t write

I drank it up like it was moonshine
Dancing didn’t hide my pain
Dancing all the time

I could have been with someone else
I could have been someone

Can’t you see my glass is empty
Smoking in a moonlit bar
Drinking like a crime

Lord his love was like a razor
Cutting up my perfect mind
God I paid a price

I could have been with someone else
I could have been someone

I know your secret baby
I just gotta hear you lie some more

I could have been with someone else
I could have been someone

If it wasn’t for you
If it wasn’t for the light in you
I wouldn’t be running from your stoned and bloodshot eyes

If it wasn’t for you
If it wasn’t for the life in you
I wouldn’t be holding on to hope that we’d survive

If it wasn’t for you
And all they put you through
I wouldn’t be fighting for the wounded boy inside

If it wasn’t for you
If it wasn’t for the life in you
I wouldn’t be holding on to hope that we’d survive

Love you, I could love you, love you, I could
Love you, I could love you, love you, I could.

May: I Could Have Been Someone

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