There is a beauty to the music May Cheung creates that helps to soothe the heartache often found in her songs. Describing it is next to impossible, but the it’s something like an intangible sense of hopefulness that stands defiant against a world that seems set on making bringing us down. With all the chaos pouring into our eyes in ears from the news as of late there may have never been a better time for her music than right now.

With this in mind, Substream is thrilled to host the world premiere of “The Departure,” May Cheung’s latest single and music video. The song is the title track from Cheung’s upcoming debut album and the perfect antidote for whatever ails you today. You can experience the video at the top of this page.

May Cheung has been sitting on her debut record The Departure for nearly four years. The record was co-producer (and features the guitar work) of Nir Felder, who NPR called “the next great jazz guitarist” (who you met with monogem). The record SOUNDS perfect, being mixed in Seattle by Yukki Matthews (The Shins) and mastered by Grammy Winning Chris Gehringer (Katy Perry, Rihanna) at the world-renown Sterling Sound here in New York. It also features Rob Ritchie (Dolores O’Riordan) and record with Dan Rieser (Norah Jones), Zachary Lober (Chet Doxas), Jesse Fischer (Ropeadope).

The Departure will arrive in stores and online September 29. To celebrate, May Cheung will be embarking on a short fall tour. Dates are as follows:

Tour Dates:

10/8 – Rockwood – New York (Stage 3)
10/9 – Club Passim – Cambridge, MA
10/15 – The Outer Space – Hamden, CT
10/17 – Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center – Greenfield, MA
10/18 – Resonance Café – Montreal, CAN
10/20 – Burdock Music Hall – Toronto, CAN
10/21 – Black Squirrel Books – Ottawa, CAN

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