May at Peets Coffee Tarzana in 2014
|Birth name||Corrinne Foo May Ying|
19 January 1973 |
|Occupation(s)||Singer, musician, songwriter, record producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, acoustic guitar|
Pink Armchair Records (US)
Corrinne May is a Los Angeles-based, Singaporean musician, singer, and songwriter. She graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, and began her career as a singer-songwriter in Los Angeles. Her debut album Fly Away, which included a song with Carole King and Carol Bayer Sager titled "If You Didn't Love Me", was released in 2001. To date, she has released five albums, the latest being Crooked Lines in 2012.
Life and career
In March 2012, May released her album Crooked Lines, whose inspiration was based on May's experience with raising her daughter Claire during her four-year career hiatus. The song from the album, "Beautiful Life", earned an accolade in 2014 for top local English pop song at the 19th Annual Composers and Authors Society of Singapore (Compass) Awards. Another song from the album, "When I Close My Eyes", was inspired by Claire's favorite children's book of the same name. May recorded acoustic version of "Just What I Was Looking For" on video. Other tracks of the album are "In My Arms", "Lazarus", "24 Hours", "You Believed", "Pinocchio", "Because of Love", "Your Song", "Sight of Love", and "If You Ask".
Corrinne also participated in an album named 'Celebrate Breath', the twentieth in a series of Celebrate albums from Craig ‘n Co., andco-produced by Kavin Hoo and Todd Herzog.
- Fly Away (2001)
- Safe in a Crazy World (2005)
- The Gift (2006)
- Beautiful Seed (2007)
- Crooked Lines (2012)
|2001||New Folk Award, Kerrville Folk Festival|
|2003||Best Contemporary Album, Just Plain Folks Music Awards|
|2007||COMPASS Young Composer of the Year (Singapore)|
|2007||COMPASS Wings of Excellence (Singapore)|
|2007||NUS Young Alumni Award (Singapore)|
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