Scots-born, Toronto-based singer and songwriter Michaela May has released a striking video for her new single, “1954.”
The song is taken from May’s debut EP, scheduled for release in March.
Says Michaela of “1954”: “I wrote the song out of frustration with old school societal norms that have no place in today’s culture. I wanted to write something that empowers people to live their life the way they choose. No matter what judgement or negativity someone faces, it’s possible to rise above it and (as cheesy as this may sound) just be who you are.”
“I wrote the song in just a few hours,” she adds, “and recorded the song the next day. It’s a defiant, sassy song and it embodies everything I have wanted to say for a long time!”
The video for “1954” was directed by Seth Mendelson and produced by Aarøn Køpff. It was partly funded by Factor, the foundation for assisting Canadian talent on recordings.
Combining contemporary pop-smart sounds with hard-hitting visuals, take care. “1954” makes for brilliant but occasionally uncomfortable viewing. Check it out below.