New Music: May7ven – Better Days

Premiered on Capital Xtra in April, and already on heavy radio rotation across the UK and Africa, ‘Better Days’ is the brand new single from creative visionary and Afrobeats queen May7ven. With the commercial firepower to capture the airwaves and dance floors this summer, this new record from May7ven sits perfectly with the new wave of Trap music infused with Pop and Afrobeats.

Easily one of the most introspective offerings of May7ven’s career so far, ‘Better Days’ sees the British Nigerian singer, songwriter and performing artist singing about the difficulties of life, as she divulges on a series of bad situations from debt and cheating spouses to suicidal thoughts, in this sneaky, irresistible, catchy, Afro-pop summer anthem, produced by long-time collaborator Antoine Stone.

Now with a fresh perspective and a new lease of life, as she sings on ‘Better Days’, she is “trying to make her situation better. I’m just trying to come up from the gutter”. May7ven goes into the second quarter of the year, full steam ahead, with a headline show scheduled for May 28, a special CNN feature to be released, and her long-awaited debut album firmly in the works for a late 2016 release.

Speaking about the inspiration for ‘Better Days’, May7ven said “Better Days is relatable as we all have bad days and situations that almost tip us over the edge, so I put it in the music to inspire and encourage others. This record is youthful but it cuts across people of all ages, with an empowering message for everyone, as tough times don’t last forever and things will turn around”.

“This is one serious banger” – DJ Abrantee (Capital Xtra)

“I really like this track, Heavy” – AJ King (Kiss FM)

“Nice little gem by May7ven” – Sir Prestige (BBC1 Xtra)

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