New Release: Little May – Blame My Body / As Loving Should

As they march towards the release of their long-awaited new album, Blame My Body (out May 3), Australian indie rock duo Little May today release a new single, “As Loving Should”

“As Loving Should” is in many ways the banner song of Blame My Body. Its composition is a contrast between beauty and brutal honesty. The music itself is velvety smooth, with a lush, rich warmth – acoustic strums, grizzly guitar leads, and vocals ripped straight from Stevie Nicks’s throat at the height of her Fleetwood Mac fame. However, its beauty masks confessional lyrics that find Little May vocalist Hannah Field opening up about her battle with alcohol dependence during a turbulent relationship

“I chose the bottle over you so many times / No more empty promises this body is mine,” she declares at one of the more poignant moments during the second verse – a line emblematic of the duo’s quest to make a record as honest (sometimes painfully honest) and as true to their hearts as they could. It’s stark and it’s raw, but it’s stunning and real

Listen below…

“We went into this record wanting to be bold & honest with ourselves, without shame,” the band recently said in a statement on their social media pages. “Both of us had very different experiences whilst making this record, too. We wrote these songs separately and together, and in the process there was fear, joy, freedom, denial, shame, love, acknowledgment, anger, acceptance, surprise and confusion. We both became aware of ourselves and each other a little more. We tried to make sense of the world during a specific time, and in our own ways. Some of these songs were written consciously, some were written unconsciously. We wrote them to self soothe, and to have a good time. We had an incredible time making this record”

Having recently made a return to the stages around the country performing their first national headline tour in years, the band is now poised to tour Europe this September, supporting their good friends The Rubens. All dates and venues below….

September 07 – Glasgow, UK – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
September 08 – Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
September 10 – London UK – Heaven
September 12 – Paris, France – Le Pop Up Du Label
September 13 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Bitterzoet
September 14 – Brussels Belgium – AB Club
September 16 – Cologne Germany – Luxor
September 17 – Munich, Germany – Milla
September 18 – Berlin, Germany – Musik & Frieden
September 20 – Hamburg, Germany – Reeperbahn
September 23 – Copenhagen Denmark – Ideal Bar at Vega
September 24 – Stockholm, Sweden – Obaren
September 25 – Oslo, Norway – Parkteatret