Thea May is an Ojibway, Canadian pop singer/songwriter from Atikameksheng Anishnawbek (near Sudbury, ON). Her goal is to eventually utilize her musical leverage to help First Nation Communities/ People with her voice, her artistic abilities and her real- life experiences.
“Runaway” (2021) is a collaboration between May and Toronto based Metis, hip hop artist Troy Junker, and is the follow-up to “Colours” (2020), also featuring Junker. Runaway is currently charting in the Indigenous Music Coundown on Sirus XM. “Troy and I met and instantly became best friends, which has made our professional relationship even stronger,” says May.
May is currently a participant in the Canadian Music Incubators, artist development program, with Coalition Music. While May wraps up her upcoming debut album, Consciousness, where she collaborated with producer Adrian X (Drake, The Weeknd, and PARTYNEXTDOOR), due (fall 2021). “We met and connected when I was a finalist for the Canadian Songwriters Challenge at Dream House Studios in Toronto (2019),” recalls May.
May is also a founding member of Wolf Den, an artistic collective that released a debut single, “So Close” (October 2019), which hit the top-10 Sirus XM’s Indigenous Music Countdown.
By day May is an Indigenous Engagement & Business Development Consultant and is the mother of a ten-year old son. May began writing and recording music for film for her aunts productions. Eventually, May joined an acoustic duo with a friend, and fellow guitar player, and over the past four years have played approximately 400-plus live shows, including an opening performance for the Canadian duo “Neon Dreams”. (2018).