Boston, MA February 25th, 2013 – Kim Mayo, a
conservatory-trained vocalist with an affinity for lush orchestration, tender
melodies, and surreal lyrics, has quietly side-stepped onto the internet with
the unveiling of her debut single, “long slow love’s hum.”
Mayo’s delicately crafted song is a perfect amalgamation of
her diverse influences, drawing upon elements of folk, pop, jazz, and chamber
music. The result is a soaring
representation of her love of language and her skill for weaving her thoughtful
melodies between sublimely constructed arrangements that defy easy
“Writing songs and arrangements is kind of like playing with
Legos for me,” said the 23-year-old recent graduate of the New England
Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA.
“Once I get going, and forms begin to appear on the page, or computer in
my case, I move them around, add to them, take them apart, until something I
Mayo met her many bandmates (Evan Allen, piano; Jesse
Heasly, bass; Anthony Ambroso, guitar and vocals; Connor Baker, drums; Michael
Prentky, Trombone; Stephanie Wieseler, Flute; Tara Mueller, Violin; Jack
Finucane, Tenor Saxophone; Jake Baldwin, Flugelhorn) while at the Conservatory. The ten of them recorded five of Mayo’s
songs live at The Record Company in one afternoon this past December.
You can stream and download “long slow love’s hum” from www.soundcloud.com/kimmayo, and look out for the release of her next single in
April of 2013.