"When I Hear The Music" Review: Indira May discusses her zeal for enjoyment in her latest release

Indira May - When I Hear The Music

UK singer-songwriter Indira May has unveiled her new single ‘When I Hear Music’. It marks her third single release of 2021, following on from ‘The Lights’ where she linked up with production trio Jaded and ‘What If’, a collaboration with Brighton based artist Dysfunktion.

Drawing inspiration from a wide variety of musical legends, such as Billie Holiday, Jill Scott, Chet Baker, Howlin’ Wolf and many more, Indira May is a singer-songwriter whose captivating melange of jazz, soul and hip-hop has helped her attain the title of ‘one to watch’. She has previously performed at esteemed jazz venue Ronnie Scott’s and garnered support from BBC Radio 1 tastemaker Toddla T, while Indira is also the co-director and founder of TRASH, an independent music label and film production company that’s ‘run by women, for everyone’.

The track sees Indira May embrace the joyous freedoms akin to music inspirited dance; as she moves to relinquish all fragments of stress associated with the spousal shackles discussed within her verses.

This track can be seen to be a modern interpretation of 70s burlesque music ; it draws on elements of jazz and soul to create a unique and refreshing sound. The tracks' careful utilisation of a foggy bass, finely dispersed kicks , an ever present piano loop and a symphony of percussion help to provide the modern details to otherwise thrownback foundations.