MAY-A Signs With Atlantic Records: Exclusive

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MAY-A, the rising pop talent from Australia, has signed with Atlantic Records, Billboard can exclusively reveal.

The first release through the new deal is MAY-A’s debut EP Don’t Kiss Ur Friends, due out Aug. 6.

Aged just 19, she’s turned the heads of critics and tastemakers around the globe with her effortless, and honest, observations of everyday life and love.

Those skills also grabbed the attention of Atlantic chairman & COO Julie Greenwald, who describes the youngster as a “one-of-a-kind artist” who has created her “own brilliant musical and visual universe.”

Atlantic will represent MAY-A for the world outside Australia and New Zealand.

“As a performer and songwriter,” continues Greenwald in a statement, “her art reflects wisdom and talent well beyond her years. We’re so thrilled to be on this journey with her and excited to welcome her to the Atlantic family.”

To coincide with her new arrangement, MAY-A shares a new cut of “Swing Of Things,” featuring a fresh collaboration with Powfu.

"It honestly feels like a dream to be working with Atlantic Records," MAY-A says about her major-label signing. "I am so appreciative of the team I now have over there and I'm excited to delve further into creative ventures with them in the future."

Based in Sydney, MAY-A cut her teeth busking, a training ground that has shaped a wave of Aussie artists including Tones And I and Tash Sultana.

MAY-A launched her recording career over the past two years, and wasted no time in racking up tens of millions of streams for her single releases, which have included "Time I Love To Waste," "Apricots" and "Green,” and she’s snagged more than 250,000 YouTube subscribers.

Her songs, at times cool, touching, heartbreaking, and always clever, earned MAY-A "Feature Artist" plaudits on Triple J Unearthed last year, and “Swing of Things” was highlighted in Spotify’s “Fresh Finds” playlist in May.

Vinyl and digital pre-order details on Don’t Kiss Ur Friends are coming soon.

Stream "Swing Of Things" featuring Powfu below.