The first time I heard a Corrinne May song was on the radio 3 years ago. Since then, I have become a fan of hers by following her on Facebook and listening to her songs regularly. The belief of hope, of looking beneath the surface, and seeking a deeper beauty and meaning to the everyday moments of life; have driven and inspired singer-songwriter Corrinne May.
Her songs are so moving and inspiring that it makes you want to listen to more of her songs. Corrinne May writes her own original songs, which I feel is meaningful as some pop songs nowadays are so generic and uncreative. The melodies of her songs are very catchy, and will make you want to sing along with her. I also feel that she has a soulful voice which she can use to make an impact on people and create a lasting impression.
Her latest album is titled “Beautiful Seed” and for the title song, Corrinne May reflected about the sanctity of life, the reality that we all began life, in essence as a ‘seed’, and the difference one person’s life can make. She explains: “My goal in writing a lot of these songs was to make an album full of hope, full of optimistic joy. I think we often forget how the smallest, most seemingly insignificant things can have such beautiful possibilities. All it takes is one person to make a difference in this world. People like Mother Teresa, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. testify to this fact. But often, we are so afraid to try, to speak up, or to make a difference.”
In August 2007, I attended her concert in Singapore’s University Cultural Center Hall where she debut her “Beautiful Seed” album to a sold-out concert. I was very excited as it was the first time that I will be hearing Corrine May sing on a live stage. She was a great performer and entertained the crowd with her humor. The audiences were mesmerized by her songs and voice. After that, I even managed to get her autograph and took a picture with her! She was a really nice and friendly person up close.
I feel that Corrinne May is indeed a very talented singer-songwriter. I really look forward to her future albums and concerts. She always has something new to showcase to the music arena in terms of her musical style and original songs.
I especially like this song titled ‘Journey’ and is featured in Corrine May’s debut album titled “Fly Away”. I really like this song as the words are meaningful and reflect what we may feel during emotional times. Life is indeed a long, long journey. Hope you enjoy it too.