“I always feel near you even though you’re never around…”
There are a handful of situations and emotions that 99% of everyone who walks this earth will feel in their lifetime by a certain age, and “When You Hold Me” by May Payne captures one of them. It’s that feeling of loving someone so dearly, so intensely and them not reciprocating equally, or at all. It’s a commonality that we don’t like to face, but when put to a song as wonderful as this – the pain of it all is easier to handle than not.
At only 20-years-old, this Manchester-based talent comes through with a style that delivers a sound that feels like it’s coming from someone who’s lived a thousand lives. Not only in the content, but in the way that May Payne performs. She has a steady assuredness about her that rises to the surface, showcasing just how and why she’s amassed a dedicated following since dropping her debut single, “Delusion,” in 2019. Back to her latest though, “When You Hold Me” is an emotional ride through hills and valleys, with the destination being your music library because if you’re a fan of artists like Adele and Taylor Swift, artists who can capture matters of the heart, then May Payne is your new favorite.
“When You Hold Me” is May Payne’s first release of 2022, and one can only hope there is more on the way. To hear May Payne’s latest and more, make sure to check her out on all major music and streaming sites today.
Written by Kendra Beltran