THEA MAY & TROY JUNKER TEAM UP TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE RUNAWAY
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Toronto, ON – January 29, 2021 – Today, Canadian Ojibway singer-songwriter, Thea May, and Canadian Métis rapper, Troy Junker, have teamed up to release their newest collaboration, Runaway. This is the first piece of music both May and Junker have released in 2021 – after collaborating on 2020 singles, We Up and Colours - reminding fans how amazing they sound together. The uplifting track highlights May's vocals, captivating the listener from the very first line. Junker’s lyrics (written by himself) come from within and allow for anyone to connect with the song on a personal level while feeling a sense of lightheartedness when listening – mirroring the vibes of the fantasy inspired cover artwork. Listen to / share Runaway here.
“To me, Runaway is like the fantasy of reconnecting with someone on such a deep level that you're willing to drop everything and run away with them,” shares Troy. “I wrote my lyrics with a vulnerable approach so both men and women can relate and live through the lyrics in their own lives.”
“Something was just giving me nostalgia that day,” reflects Thea. “I started to hum the first verse in my head while Luke was looping the riff and then I was singing about rekindled love. Who knows who this song was subconsciously meant for, LOL.”
Runaway sees guitarist, Luke Smith, join May and Junker’s vocals to tie in the overall positive feel of the track, with production being handled by Mike Tompa. The track was recorded in Toronto during the Fall of 2020 with production then being moved to online, post the most recent lockdown restrictions. This track is the first of what fans hope to see more of from both May and Junker in 2021!
About Thea May:
Thea May is an Ojibway, Canadian singer songwriter from Atikameksheng, Anishnawbek. This past year, Thea has begun to really aim her focus in writing music; music has always been something Thea could turn to when she experienced a hard time. In 2019, She was a finalist for the Canadian Songwriters Challenge where she was invited to Dream House Studios in Toronto Ontario, having the privilege to collaborate with mentors like Adrian X, Julian Taylor & Adaline. From this workshop, she was able to create a relationship with Adrian X who will be featured on her up and coming album Consciousness which is set to be released in June 2021. Since this workshop Thea has joined a collective by the name of Wolf Den who released a debut single So Close in October 2019, which charted in the top 10 on the Sirius XM radio stations Indigenous Music Countdown. Listen to Thea on Spotify here.
About Troy Junker:
Troy Junker is a Métis Canadian rapper who by looks, won’t give you what you expect. A high school dropout, turned Uranium miner, who left it all and moved from small town Saskatchewan to Toronto to follow his dreams, now has his feet wet in the music industry. When it comes to lyrical flow, Junker shape shifts between theme and tone delivering uplifting bangers for fun and slower tracks with thoughtful messages. He closed out 2020 with his EP, The Path. Listen to Troy on Spotify here.