SXSW Music Video Spotlight - Dent May "Best Friend"

Written by Kristin Adams | July 26, 2013


Mississippi native and singer-songwriter, Dent May is featured in this week's SXSW Music Video Spotlight. Displaying a sound of whimsical pop with lustrous harmonies, May tells us a sweet story in his debut LP The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele. Since the album's release in 2009, two singles “That Feeling” and “Fun,” have enlightened our ears with their psychedelia and disco-era balladry in the vein of Ashford and Simpson.

The vibe lives on with the newest album Do Things, recorded in sessions split between his bedroom at the Cats Purring Dude Ranch and a small cabin by a cotton field outside Oxford, MS. Released in June of 2012, Do Things reflects on realistic feelings of malaise, friendship and at times it highlights existential thoughts of purpose.

May creates a bit of a funky aura with hits like "Best Friend" and "Don't Wait Too Long." Boogie to the beat with Dent May's track "Best Friend," preformed above, at this year's SXSW Music Festival. You can also catch other SXSW Showcasing Artists on the SXSW Vimeo account. Click here to access all SXSW 2013 video content.