Mississippi-born and Los Angeles-based artist Dent May recently announced his new album, Late Checkout, out later this month via Carpark. Following the album’s first two singles “I Could Use A Miracle” and “Sea Salt & Caramel,” a groovy single “Easier Said Than Done” is out today. The track is decorated with bright keys and syncopated drums while May sings about coming to the end of his journey to find love. “‘Easier Said Than Done’ is about searching for love with no luck and finally finding it after a lifetime of waiting,” he says. “This one was a lot of fun to record, with Andres Renteria (Jose Gonzalez, Weyes Blood) on the bongos and congas and Joachim Polack (Pearl & The Oysters) on the Fender Rhodes. I was listening to a lot of Brazilian funk when I wrote it.” Listen to the song now HERE.
Dent May’s fifth record and first new material in 3 years, Late Checkout will be released on August 21st via Carpark Records. Known for shepherding a kind of classic American songwriting into the age of bedroom recording, May steps out of his home studio for the first time on Late Checkout, and steps into his very own Honeymoon Suite Recording Studio. The Los Angeles studio, co-owned and built with May’s friends Pat Jones and Michael Rosen, is where May crafted the dozen timeless melodies, expansive arrangements and illustrative lyrics on this stunning new record. This album shows May grappling with swinging emotions of our contemporary reality with a rare optimism and distinguished sound. The un-nostalgic sentiment and sobering clarity of May’s latest body of work takes a reflective rest-stop on the winding road of his now decade-long career. Pre-order the album now HERE.