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All my life I've been an interpretive performer (adapting other people's creations so that I still sing authentically), but it wasn't until I ventured into blues as a vocalist that I realized how deep into myself the music can reach.

Shortly after I started my musical projects in Prague, I was hit with a heavy general-life crisis (everything broke all at the same time). While I was recovering, I did a lot of emotional writing, in addition to other forms of therapy and much needed time off.

At the time I was listening to a lot of Fleetwood Mac, as well as reading their biographies, and I got a lot of inspiration from Stevie Nicks (minus the nasty coke habit), who just poured everything she was into her songs and was strong and vulnerable all at once.

One day while writing, this song just exploded out of the depths of my depression and anger. Being the first-song-I-ever-wrote, it went through many drafts as I myself healed from the emotional wounds that this breakdown left me with.

The rest is, as we say, history. More songs started coming. It's been getting easier writing and composing, but I'll never forget the song that started it all, that helped me realize that I can heal through writing music, and opened the floodgates of my songwriting.

lyrics

Look at you now
You’re a shadow of yourself
Look at you
Your love is somewhere else
It rips you apart, it burns in your heart
It tugs on your strings till they snap
And you fall in the shadows
The shadows of yourself

Try to keep a distance
And you hide away your fears
Try to keep a distance
As you wash away your tears
Feeling so lost, the harder you try
You know that you don’t stand a chance
So you hide in the shadows
The shadows of yourself

Gotta pick up the pieces
Of your shattered former self
Gotta pick up the pieces
You belong to no one else
Go find what you lost, love what you find
You don’t have to live in the dark
So come out of the shadows
The shadows of yourself

You don't have to live in the shadows
You belong to no one else

credits

from Stay With It, released February 2, 2018
Written and composed by Miss Mikey May
Arranged by Jan Kořínek

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Miss Mikey May Prague, Czech Republic

Blues vocalist with a minor in Jazz, dives deep and strong into the roots of Swing, Gospel, and Soul, and takes no prisoners. Her music will get your heart thumping, your soul singing, and your body dancing!

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