Abbe May Declares Her Identity

Written by Staff Writers
Category: Music Published: Monday, 23 October 2017 18:56

Rock’n’ roll shredder Abbe May is to reclaim Valentine’s Day in the name of love and the fair-go.

The singer and songwriter will peform Clam Jam – her mini-festival of women in music – as a part of the contemporary music line-up for Perth Festival.

Clam Jam will be a double celebration to launch May’s fifth album 'Fruit' (kewl name: Ed) and champion Australia’s finest female talent. She promises a joyous showcase of musical prowess and kickass talent, this is a night for everyone to feel the love.

The hard-hitting lyrics declare her sexuality with pride on the offering which she feels is the strongest effort yet from the genre-hopping musician. It's an album of electro-soul explosions, underpinned with the personal tales of someone who has found her roar.

"Fruit is an open declaration of my identity and struggle with my sexuality. It's an open love letter to anyone who might feel they are alone in this,’ May says. ‘During this very public, generally non-fact based, very mean-spirited debate about whether or not same-sex couples should be given equal right to legally marry their loved ones, it is important that supporters stand up and show up for those who are affected."

Fruit is an open declaration of my identity and struggle with my sexuality.

"Fruit says I'm here, I'm really gay and I'm proud of it because there is nothing to be ashamed of if you are LGBTQIA+ or one of our allies. Love is Love. It's 20 bloody 17 after all!’

As one of the strongest and most respected women in Australian music, May launched the Clam Jam series to support women in music and showcase the talents of the awesome female musicians in the industry.

"These artists are incredible and I just wanted to give them a chance to play. They deserve these opportunities because they are great."

Abbe May presents Clam Jam on 14 February 14, 2018 at Perth Festival, Chevron Gardens, Elizabeth Quay.

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