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SPOTLIGHT: Brisbane Singer-Songwriter Hannah May Drops New Single, ‘Pretty Girl’



Brisbane singer-songwriter, 2020 Toyota Starmaker Finalist and former X Factor NZ Finalist, Hannah May, has released her new single ‘Pretty Girl’. A message based on the beauty standards of society, it’s a deeply personal track for Hannah and one that will resonate with many listeneres.

“I’ve been working since five years old, earned the money in my pocket, got a heart of gold and that don’t mean that much in this world I know” are some of the honest lyrics from the deeply personal track. As a young female country artist, May has faced insecurities throughout her career and believes that she is not the only one that has felt ‘not good enough’ because of the way she looks. The singer is standing up against the standards of society that constantly remind us that we need to look a certain way to be valued. “I am acknowledging that I am a musician. Not a model. Not an influencer or a dancer or a comedian. I am a musician and that is enough”.

About Hannah May:

Hannah May rose to fame in 2015 where she and her former duo Mae Valley placed 7th in the hit Television Series ‘The X Factor NZ’ where they received a record deal and went on to release a number of country pop hits including ‘Brightside’ and opened for country superstars Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Kelsea Ballerini. 

Following their split in 2018, Hannah realised she had to start from scratch as a solo artist and released her debut country song ‘Finally’ which debuted in the top 10 in the NZ iTunes Charts. After some soul searching, the kiwi artist decided that Australia had been awaiting her so she packed up her guitar and moved to Brisbane, and began furthering her career in a new place.

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