MISS MAY I is tearing up the U.S. touring circuit this summer on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in support of their new, Billboard-charting album, Rise Of The Lion. Today, the band is unleashing their brand new lyric video for “You Want Me”, exclusively with Loudwire! Check out the lyric video here: http://loudwire.com/miss-may-i-you-want-me-exclusive-lyric-video-premiere/
Frontman Levi Benton explains that the lyrics to ‘You Want Me’ were inspired by being overwhelmed by the expectancies of others, “‘You Want Me’ is one of the most personal songs on the new record. When I wrote this song, I was relating to the fans because, like them, I’m tired of being pushed around and tired of trying to live up to others expectations. I feel this video symbolizes how we push those people to the ground.”
MISS MAY I’s new album, Rise Of The Lion, is out now via Rise Records! Get your copy via iTunes here. Rise Of The Lion is MISS MAY I’s fourth album and the first to be produced by the legendary Terry Date (Pantera, Deftones, White Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon). Rise Of The Lion is inspired by the countless fan letters the band has received over the years.
As mentioned above, MISS MAY I is touring the country this summer, performing on the COLDCOCK American Herbal Flavored Whiskey Second Stage at the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival! MISS MAY I joins multi-platinum headliners Avenged Sevenfold, as well as Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Suicide Silence, Mushroomhead, Texas Hippie Coalition, King 810, Body Count featuring Ice-T, Upon A Burning Body, Veil of Maya, Darkest Hour, Emmure, Ill Nino, Wretched, Islander, and Erimha. For more details visit www.rockstarmayhemfest.com and see below for a full listing of dates that MISS MAY I will be performing on.
Remaining MISS MAY I 2014 Performance Dates:
8/8 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live @ The Moody Theater (W/ Asking Alexandria, Chiodos, Bless The Fall & I Killed The Prom Queen)
8/9 – TX – Dallas @ Gexa Energy Pavilion (Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival)
8/10 – TX – The Woodlands (Houston) @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival)
9/20 – Kitchener, ON @ Crabby Joe’s Parking Lot (KOI Music Fest)
10/4 – Louisville, KY @ Champions Park (Louder Than Life Fest)
10/25 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheatre (KNOTFEST)
*Lineups in each city may vary. Go to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com for full lineup details.
After the resounding underground success of their debut full-length release Monument, MISS MAY I took a step beyond the metalcore world they had grown up in with the release of their album At Heart in 2012. The record, produced by renowned record producer Machine (Lamb Of God), proved to be one of the strongest and most surprising metal records of the last few years, spawning huge singles in the songs ‘Hey Mister’ and ‘Day By Day’. Entering the Billboard Top 200 charts in its first week at #32, At Heart saw the band embrace a more mainstream metal approach to their music. During their 2012 Vans Warped Tour main stage onslaught, the At Heart campaign made massive leaps, seeing MISS MAY I nominated for ‘Best New Talent’ award at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, as well as headlining the Alternative Press 2012 Tour, and picking up support at Active Rock Radio for the first time. On the live side, the band was hand-picked for tours with the likes of Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage and Bullet For My Valentine.