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).
"They became iconic, in love, in tragedy, in choice, and in pain. They made light from darkness everytime, working together even worlds away. Truth is, He never really left, she just works harder to see him, but when she closes her eyes, he's always right there."