Toronto artist Kira May uses her voice and breath to build otherworldly art-pop songs that are lush, visceral and emotional. Influences ranging from Björk to Steve Reich to Kanye West come together to create a broad and explorative palette of sounds.
May released her debut EP Health in 2014, recorded at her home in Toronto. She has since shared stages with Jean-Michel Blais, Absolutely Free, Nat Baldwin (Dirty Projectors), Your Boy Tony Braxton, Doomsquad, DIANA, and was featured in the debut Womxn Pedalling show curated by Lido Pimienta, highlighting the achievements of women in electronic music. In 2015, an adaptation of May’s song Ghosts was featured as the theme song for CBC’s radio series Stripped.
May’s first full-length album Sense will be released in early 2018, exploring themes of pleasure, over-stimulation, panic and depression.