ARTIST NAME: May Wells
SONG TITLE: We All Want Love
Tell us what your fans are saying about your music.
My fans are saying that my music is truthful, authentic, and sincere.
They love the fact that I go through the same things as they do and that I have an understanding of humans in general.
They know I write all my songs (both lyrically and musically) so they know it comes from my heart and brain.
Tell us the factors you consider in choosing a song as your favorite.
I usually focus on the guitar parts! If it’s groovy and the sound is great: I dig it!
For example, one of my favorite Taylor Swift songs is ‘Style’ because the guitar riff is super catchy to me! I also dig personality in a voice and you usually find this in a songwriter’s voice.
I don’t like singers that only care about their performance: give me emotions!
Tell us the names of producers you will collaborate with if you have the chance.
I would actually cry with happiness if I could work with any one of the following producers:
Tell us the names of the songwriters you will collaborate with if you have the chance.
Taylor Swift, Jon Bellion, Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels, Teddy Geiger, Avril Lavigne and so many more! There are so many good songwriters out there!
Tell us your favorite TV show and state your reason.
Right now, I’m 100% into Game of Thrones! Such a good TV show and I love the actors in it. I’m such a fan of the action movie, and I think the story is really well written. I also really loved Gossip Girl, YOU, Daredevil, and DC Titans.
Tell us your best mood to create a song.
My best mood would be a little nostalgic and when I’m lonely. I like to write songs in the afternoon when everybody’s away, at work, and I can only focus on the silence outside and the sun coming in my window!
Tell us your interpretation of fame or success.
To me, success is being able to make a living out of what you love the most.
Fame would be the consequence of success. It can be handled very well if you had the time to build yourself.
Fame comes too fast and easily to certain people and that’s why they crash sometimes.
It’s like they didn’t have time to be stable with themselves, their state of mind, and who they are…
Also, I think that when it takes time to be successful and famous, you enjoy it more when it happens because you’re grateful for everything you went through in order to get there.
Tell us the names of artists you will collaborate with if you have the chance.
Taylor Swift, Jon Bellion, Julia Michaels, Niall Horan, Avril Lavigne, Michelle Branch, Charlie Puth and Demi Lovato!
Tell us about your experience performing on stage for the first time or recording in the studio for the first time.
Performing on stage for the first real-time was when I was 16 years old and I was in a band with three guys in a big venue in Montreal!
Everybody from our high school came and I thought to myself that is what I really wanted to do for the rest of my life!
Being in the studio for the first time was at my uncle’s place and I was probably 14 years old… It felt good to be able to record my own songs even though it was in my uncle’s small studio!
Tell us how you approach songwriting.
I either try to be excited about a guitar riff or lyrics that I thought of!
I usually want to write songs that will go through time and be considered excellent fifty years from now!
The best legacy I can give to people is my music, so better be timeless songs hehe! I have to bounce and dance to my own songs first!
Also, I try to write lyrics that are going to resonate through me first, and then I’ll know that other people will feel them too.
Tell us your opinion on blending genres or experimenting with sound.
I love it actually! I’m a huge fan of classical music so I always try to add classical instruments in the background (like cellos) or build violins parts at some point in my songs! I also think that we can learn a lot about analyzing other genres and that it’s essential, for a musician, if you want to grow into something better!
Tell us how you deal with rejection.
I don’t deal well with rejection and that’s why I always find creative solutions to still reach my goals!
My favorite motto is: ‘Make your own luck’ and that’s what I try to apply every day!
Rejection for me is fuel to keep working to prove to myself and everybody else that the only person who can say ‘no’ to me, is myself!
Elaborate on what compels you to sing.
I guess I’ve never completely connected with many songs when I was younger so I would write my own and therefore, sing them. I love to sing because I think people can hear what I’m going through and how I’m feeling.
Tell us the comparison between digital recording and analog recording.
I guess that since I started recording songs, I was always doing it digitally, so I’ve never had the chance to do it in an analog way. But I think that analog would feel a little more real because it’s not quantized or computerized.
Tell us how you record your vocals.
Lots of takes in order to get the right emotions out of me! But I try to record mostly one take because it feels more real.
Tell us the software you used mostly for recording.
I’m a Logic Pro kinda girl.
Discuss the selling of CDs and the selling of digital files through digital stores.
I guess I never grew up with people buying a lot of CDs! But I love the fact that nowadays, you’re able to know where your songs are playing in the world and what country is most likely to play your songs! You’re able to connect directly with your fans and that’s really cool!
Elaborate on the song.
‘We All Want Love’ was written when I was reflecting a lot on my life.
I was thinking about social media and how it affects our relationships with people.
How I’m still single and figuring out how to connect with people these days.
The more I thought about it and talked about it with other people, the more I realized that even though we seem to think that this all changes, we only want to love someone and be loved in return.
Society may change, but humans don’t: we all want love.
Elaborate on your artist name and the title of the album.
This is my real name! I don’t have a title yet but I’m guessing that I will figure this out the more I write songs for the album!