There is a beauty to the music May Cheung creates that helps to soothe the heartache often found in her songs” - James Shotwell

Substream Magazine


May Cheung is a Canadian singer-songwriter based in New York, known for her captivating blend of indie-folk-pop. With a background in jazz music, May brings a unique musical perspective to her craft. In 2017, she released her debut album 'The Departure', produced by NPR's "next great jazz guitarist" Nir Felder, mixed by Yuuki Matthews, and mastered by GRAMMY Award-winner Chris Gehringer. The album was met with critical acclaim from music critics and fans alike. Huffpost praised it as "stunning from start to finish," while Substream Magazine called it "the perfect antidote for whatever ails you today." This breakthrough album showcased May's soulful voice and poetic songwriting, cementing her position as a rising talent in the folk-pop genre.

May has performed at a variety of prestigious venues across North America, including The Living Room, The Hotel Cafe, The Bitter End, Club Passim, The American Folk Art Museum, Rockwood Music Hall, and Casa Del Popolo. Her captivating live performances have earned her a dedicated following, with fans praising her ability to connect with audiences on a deeply emotional level.

May has continued to enthrall audiences with her heartfelt lyrics and enchanting melodies. With her distinct voice and poetic songwriting, she has established herself as a rising talent in the indie-folk scene. Her live performances are not to be missed, showcasing her undeniable stage presence and musicality.

She is currently working on new material for her next record.

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