This story is part of a feature that first appeared in print in Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine’s December 2022 issue. Read the entire e-edition here:
Revelstoke’s Americana singer-songwriter May Davis has had quite the year. This summer, she forged her first solo tour through the Kootenays, performing at bubbling breweries and bistros in the region and premiering at beloved festivals Tiny Lights and Kaslo Jazz Festival. With her first full-length album, One Way Ticket, under her embellished leather belt, Davis is ready to share new music with the world.
While on tour, she returned to Becoming Sound, a recording studio in Ymir B.C., to record new music and is now preparing for the release of three new singles in 2023 starting in January.
But that’s not all. For her third and final release planned for May 2023, Davis, alongside a local crew of production professionals, has gone back in time to create an exciting and revenge-fuelled music video to compliment her original song, Black Widow. Filmed live on location at 3 Valley Gap, Davis, Francois Desrosier and Keri Knapp captured the essence of a classic murder ballad using the heritage village and its natural, rustic charm.
An Appalachian-inspired storyteller, Davis loves collaborating the visuals with audio to reveal the underbelly of her songs. Known for her soulful reflections on love and relationships, her new songs expand on the themes of old love, loss, risk and revenge.
Her final release, Black Widow, holds near and true to her heart as this song holds deeper meaning underneath its surface murder ballad. Black Widow is a story of female rebellion in the face of adversity and the infringement of women’s rights as they have, and continue to be, compromised. The fight for equality continues across the world, and in this song, our heroine takes her own step toward revenge and regaining her own power. So buckle up and stay tuned for new releases from May Davis.