We caught Dent May for quick Q&A about growing up in Jackson and his new video for “Best Friend.” We learned of his love for Rihanna and his bad habit of jet skiing in his best suits. As part of his Artist’s Fav’s picks, Dent May also turned us onto this awesome music blog based out of Sweden. Thank you Dent May, keep the good stuff coming.
Dent May comes to NYC July 20th at Mercury Lounge and July 21st at Glasslands.
Tell us about your hometown and what it was like to grow up there.
Jackson is the biggest city in Mississippi. I kinda loved it and kinda hated it. Thankfully, I have a lot of friends from there that are into music and cool stuff. For more, listen my song “Eastover Wives.”
Is your sound influenced by the place you grew up?
My music is influenced by the fact that I don’t want to be “southern.” I like a ton of old country and soul music from down here, but I want to go against the cliches people think about Mississippi.
Who are you listening to right now?
Tell us about the song “Best Friend.”
It’s a love song to anyone, meant to be covered by wedding reception bands.
Who shot the video and what was your favorite thing about it?
Alex Warren, who also plays drums in my band, shot the video. My favorite part was riding a motor trike through the streets of Jackson. Shout out to TreMoto.
What are you most excited about for this summer?
Do Things World Tour
What was the worst thing you did last summer?
Ruined my best suit while jet skiing.