MAY-A has shared the stripped-back version of ‘Say Nothing’, just months after its release as the lead single from Flume’s Palaces album. The new version, fittingly-titled ‘Say Nothing (MAY-A’s Version)’, is out now.
MAY-A (otherwise known as Mara Cumming) was the featured vocalist on the original version of ‘Say Nothing’. The Sydney artist said working with Flume’s Harley Streten was a “really incredible experience”.
“I’m such a big fan of Harley’s so it’s unbelievable to be in a position to create music with someone I look up to and can learn so much from,” she explained at the time. “His creative process is a really inspiring thing to be a part of.”
As it turned out, it wasn’t just MAY-A who was keen on the song. The track reached the top 20 in Australia, the top five in New Zealand, and even busted onto Billboard‘s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs in the US.
MAY-A has now taken a leaf out of Taylor Swift’s book, sharing her own solo version of the track. MAY-A offers up her immersive vocals over a sparse, yet haunting and emotional instrumental. The bare bones of what made the original a hit are still intact, but this stripped-back rendition allows the listener to experience it in an entirely new light.
MAY-A will be hitting the road in coming months, including stops in the US in early June, before a run of Aussie dates supporting Flume and appearances at Splendour In The Grass, Lost Paradise, and Falls Festival.