Critically acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter Imelda May shares new song, “Diamonds;” listen/share HERE.

The track is from her highly anticipated new album, 11 Past the Hour, out tomorrow via Decca Records; pre-order HERE.

“Sometimes we’re so beguiled by stars we overlook the magic in front of us, aiming so high to catch a dream when we already have the world,” May says of the song, “Precious stones glisten amid rough rocks right beneath our feet and once we’re willing to dig deep, astound us with a beauty that was quietly there all along.”

Listen to May’s recent interview with SiriusXM Little Steven’s Underground Garage HERE.

Watch May perform “Made To Love” on The Graham Norton Show HERE.

The album features previously released singles “Just One Kiss,” which features Noel Gallagher on vocals and Ronnie Wood on guitar, as well as “Made To Love,” “Never Look Back” and “11 Past the Hour.”

The Sunday Times raves of the LP, “May’s voice smoulders and cackles,” while MOJO praises “slow-burning and lavishly orchestrated.” The Arts Desk says, “It’s enormousness is hard to argue with.”

May also confirms she’ll be making her acting debut in FISHERMANS FRIENDS 2, the sequel to the 2019 hit movie, which is currently filming in Cornwall.

The LP marks a new chapter for May and finds her working with collaborators such as Wood, Gallagher and Miles Kane, on a record that brims with sensuality, emotional intelligence, spirituality and intuition, showcasing her at her most authentic. The album was primarily written with co-producer Tim Bran (London Grammar, Primal Scream) and string arranger Davide Rossi (Coldplay, U2, Goldfrapp).

11 Past the Hour is my truth.” May says of the album. “I’d like to think I can put into words and music what we all feel sometimes. We all laugh, sing, love, cry, dance, kiss, care, we all experience lust, anger, joy, worry, sorrow and hope…Each song is a moment in my life. Each life is a moment in time. Every minute counts.”

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Critical acclaim for May:

“Ms. May has a voice made for an earlier rock era—strong, assured and able to open up to belting and keep building from there.”—The New York Times

“The versatile Irish singer conveys her emotional ups and downs by belting to the back row and, with equal ease, dropping down to a near whisper…there’s blood on these tracks, but also resilience and staying power.”—Associated Press

“…it’s clear that Imelda May is here to stay.”—NPR World Cafe

“[2017 album Life, Love, Flesh, Blood is] unapologetically open and unvarnished.”—Billboard

Born and raised in The Liberties area of Dublin, May was discovered by Jools Holland and has gone on to become one of Ireland’s most celebrated female artists. She has performed alongside notable artists including Lou Reed, Smokey Robinson, Jeff Beck and Van Morrison.

May’s first ever spoken word poetry EP, Slip of the Tongue, was released last year to critical acclaim and received global recognition for her poem ‘You Don’t Get To Be Racist and Irish’ used by the Irish government’s ReThink Ireland campaign for billboards across the country. 2017’s Life Love Flesh Blood LP was produced by T Bone Burnett and released to rave reviews. Burnett says of working with May, “I’ve never met anyone quite like Imelda May. She is full of life… I [am] inspired by her honesty and her generosity, and I continue to be intrigued.” In celebration of the release, May performed select North American dates with Elvis Costello & The Imposters.

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