Hank May - Tails
Tails, the highly-anticipated new album from rising LA-based singer-songwriter and producer Hank May, is out now via Dangerbird Records. A new track, “Rainy Day” also debuts today alongside a video.
Additionally, May confirms a headlining album release show at Knitting Factory in North Hollywood on November 16. May recently wrapped a three-week residency at Hotel Café in Los Angeles, where he curated lineups of local talent and headlined each night.
Tails features previously shared singles “Life Is Sweet”—which premiered via Paste who praised it as “a groovy pop track coated in a candy folk gloss” that “lives up to its own title, with an earworm melody and a sharp modernity”—and “I’m Just A Lover Now.” Much of Tails came to fruition whilst May was wandering the streets of Los Angeles, spending time with friends and absorbing even the smallest of details around him. “I put my antennae up pretty high for this one,” he details. Where his debut album One More Taste of the Good Stuff found May more in the indie singer-songwriter space, Tails explores multiple genres. May and his good friend and collaborator Patrick Taylor were able to experiment with together in May’s home studio. “I intentionally set out to make a pop record with intricate arrangements and was thinking of this as a playlist more so than a narrative album,” May notes.
Tails follows the releases of his debut album, One More Taste of the Good Stuff, which was released in 2021 to critical praise:
“Both introspective and observational of the world’s absurdity, May’s songwriting paints a vivid world while letting us into the crevices of his psyche.” – FLOOD
“dark humor, quirky melodies, and [an] observational style” – Under The Radar
“With his premier album, One More Taste of the Good Stuff, Hank May offers an open wound, a blunt diary entry, of the transformative world that has colored his work.” – Atwood
“May proves himself to be a contender on his debut, bringing to mind visionaries like David Berman and Conor Oberst, in his ability to bring us right into the room where the song is taking place.” – Treble
“Introspective and folksy, rarely simple and always riveting.” – Aquarian