“Morgana” By Hank May

Singer/songwriter and producer Hank May unveils the video for “Morgana” today, directed by Jo Garrity (Alvvays, Crumb). Podcast hosts Nava Kavelin and Penn Badgley discuss the video and its important themes of mental health, particularly suicide prevention, in the most recent episode of their podcast Podcrushed.

“Morgana” is taken from May’s new album, Tails, out now via Dangerbird Records. Tails features singles “Rainy Day,” “I’m Just A Lover Now,” and “Life Is Sweet”.

“It was quite an honor to work with Jo and the whole crew on this amazing video,” May says. “Jo came to me out of the blue having caught my set at Zebulon a few years back and proposed we make a video together. He sent me a video of himself doing an interpretive dance to the song and I was blown away and completely endeared to his passion and vision. The experience of making the video was overloaded with a sense of kismet and I couldn’t be more grateful. I’ve never had a video quite like this before and I feel like I’m dreaming.”

“With this concept, I challenged myself to bring humor, vulnerability, empowerment and hope—everything in Hank’s music—to a sensitive and complicated subject, one I have experience with and needed to honor,” details Garrity. “We designed the production as a non-profit, in-kind effort for mental health awareness and suicide prevention, hoping to reduce stigma, foster connectedness and spark meaningful conversations. We found supportive partners in Hyper RPG Studios, transporting our therapy group into a kinetic, otherworldly realm using an innovative virtual production environment and motion-control camera system. I’m thrilled to share our expression of joy and healing with the world.”

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 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.

order Tails by Hank May HERE


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