Mississippi-born and Los Angeles-based artist Dent May recently announced his new album, Late Checkout, and shared its lead single “I Could Use A Miracle.” Today the forthcoming album’s second single “Sea Salt & Caramel” is out, as well.
A love song to May’s girlfriend, adding pure sweetness to balance the record’s melancholy pallet, “Sea Salt & Caramel” is endlessly catchy and receives a hilariously self-aware video directed by Nathan Castiel. May explains, “’Sea Salt & Caramel’ was the last song I wrote for Late Checkout. There are a lot of melancholy ballads on the album, and I wanted to write something that’s simply full of joy and love. When it came to making a video that matches that joy, the answer was clear– roller skates.”
Dent May’s fifth record and first new material in 3 years, Late Checkout will be released on August 21st via Carpark Records. Known for shepherding a kind of classic American songwriting into the age of bedroom recording, May steps out of his home studio for the first time on Late Checkout, and steps into his very own Honeymoon Suite Recording Studio. The Los Angeles studio, co-owned and built with May’s friends Pat Jones and Michael Rosen, is where May crafted the dozen timeless melodies, expansive arrangements, and illustrative lyrics on this stunning new record. This album shows May grappling with swinging emotions of our contemporary reality with a rare optimism and distinguished sound. The un-nostalgic sentiment and sobering clarity of May’s latest body of work takes a reflective rest-stop on the winding road of his now decade-long career.
Pre-order the album now HERE.