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May Day

May Day, c'était d'abord un projet solo, juste une fille avec ses chansons, sa voix et sa guitare.
Mais en chemin, elles ont rencontré Julien Joubert, guitariste merveilleux et Mac Gyver du son. De là est né Meet My Love, un premier EP très prometteur soutenu par Gals Rock, paru en mai 2011 (aux crédits duquel apparaissait l'excellente Bettina Kee - aka ORNETTE - au piano), que le duo défendit notamment en première partie de ZAZIE à l'Olympia, et un peu partout sur les scènes de la capitale (L'International, Le Pop In, Le Motel, La Loge, Le Nouveau Casino..).

Aujourd'hui, May Day est donc bel et bien un duo, Maud Naïmi et Julien Joubert, et Somewhere to be Found, leur premier album, paraîtra le 8 octobre 2012.

Ecrites entre Los Angeles et Paris en passant par les plaines de l'Aubrac, de préférence dans des avions, des trains ou le métro parisien, les chansons de Somewhere to be Found ont un point commun: les voyages qui les ont initiées leur ont donné le sens de la famille et l'envie du nid.

Pas étonnant dès lors que le premier extrait de Somewhere to be Found s'appelle Home. Non, ceux qui connaissent déjà May Day ne seront pas dépaysés. Imaginez un dive bar californien un peu crasseux, plantez-y le duo dans un coin, sur une scène étriquée, et vous y êtes.
Mêmes évidences mélodiques, mêmes histoires souvent sombres, même écriture imagée, entre sarcasme et réelle contrition. Les héros des chansons de May Day sont toujours un peu losers à leur façon, mais l'assument. Et aujourd'hui, la vraie différence est là: la musique de May Day est plus décomplexée, moins endimanchée. Libre.

Maître mot que la liberté pour ces deux oiseaux que rien ne contraint vraiment que leur propre volonté.

Et s'ils appellent Christian Beuchet à la réalisation du vidéoclip de Home, c'est précisément parce qu'ils ne veulent pas qu'il ressemble à ce que l'on verrait à la télé (hormis, peut-être, une allusion presque discrète que seuls les amateurs de soaps américains hors d'âge sauront relever).
Photographie impeccable et plans de long-métrage pour un scénario métaphorique, oscillant entre absurde et sincère naïveté, le tout bardé d'actions que le CSA n'aurait tolérées: Home est une histoire. Et le début d'une autre.

Home, effectivement, est la première des onze chansons de l'album à être composée. "Mentalement dans un avion quelque part au-dessus de l'Atlantique, et concrètement deux jours plus tard, à 7h du matin, dans le grenier de mes parents", raconte Maud. "Ca a été le point de départ d'un processus inconscient, puisqu'a posteriori, j'ai réalisé que j'avais écrit la quasi intégralité des chansons de l'album comme ça, d'abord dans ma tête et/ou hors de mon environnement quotidien.

Mais le plus significatif a été de réaliser du même coup que ce qui les lie toutes entre elles, c'est justement cette notion de foyer, de point d'ancrage, d'appartenance. Les histoires, les personnages ou les images sont tous différents - des bois hostiles (Lullaby) à la violence conjugale (Temper) - mais ils racontent tous quelque chose qui a trait à la maison ou à la famille.
De fait, le titre de l'album s'est totalement imposé."

Start Again I, l'introduction (et conclusion!) de l'album, première piste à l'ambiance sombre, donne le la: "We're all going somewhere we all know, you know". Une affirmation qui laisse pourtant planer l'inquiétante question de ladite destination.

Somewhere to be Found est un voyage auto-proclamé, jamais immobile, définitivement trans-genres et - force est de constater - terriblement fluide.

Il réussit le tour de force d'alterner chansons purement pop/folk (Home, Lullaby), ballades dépouillées tantôt piano-voix (le poignant Broken Glass, sur lequel on notera par ailleurs la récidive de Bettina Kee/Ornette), tantôt guitare-voix (White Knight) ou plus surprenant cuivres-voix (Out of my Mind), et des morceaux aux productions plus lourdes, comme l'ovniesque Closer dont eux-mêmes ne sauraient dire s'il tient plus du rock, de la pop FM ou du disco ("C'est un morceau totalement schizophrène.. Quelque chose comme 'PJ Harvey période "Is This Desire?" rencontre Lady Gaga lors de la soirée d'anniversaire de Donna Summer'.") - ou enfin Start Again II, un développement final apocalyptique qui ne laisse plus aucun doute possible.
Mais qu'importe la destination si la route est belle.

Et s'il est une certitude qui naîtra à l'écoute de Somewhere to be Found, c'est que celle qu'emprunte May Day devrait les mener loin.

Disco

MEET MY LOVE E.P. was Released on May, 26th 2011

Produced by Julien Joubert & Maud ‘May Day’ Naïmi. Recorded, edited and mixed by Julien Joubert between March ’10 & April ’11 at ‘Le Jardin d’Alice’ & ‘À Voulx-les-studios’. Mastered by Sydnée Vion. All songs written by Maud Naïmi (DR)

Maud Naïmi: vocals, backing vocals, whistle & acoustic guitar. Julien Joubert : acoustic, electric & bass guitars, keyboards, drums, percussions (various inappropriate items, including a couch, were used to that end), harmonica, backing vocals. Xavier Hamon : drums & percussions. Bettina Kee : piano – I’ll Shoot You. Damien Tartamella : harmonica – Second Blast & The Quest.

Photo : Maëlle Hénaff. Artwork : Flavie Briskmann . Make-up : Marina Fleck

« The friends that last will dance one more time with (us). »
(P.J. Harvey)

TEXTES CHANSONS

BRING IT ON

Shine on
Shine onto my face
Come on
Get ready for the race
You said
That’s nothing I can taste
Well I guess I’m
Something you can’t face

So bring it on
Bring it on to me
Bring it on, baby
Bring it on to me

Hurt me
Hurt me till I bleed
I wanna feel you
Burning on my skin
So tie me up
Blindfold me
The more you hide
The more clearly I can see

Chorus

Don’t be
Don’t be so scared of me
Scratch my back, I’m
Whoever you like
So gimme fever
Gimme love or hate
But gimme something
That’s more than I can bear

Hurt me
Hurt me till I bleed
I wanna feel you
Burning on my skin
So tie me up
Blindfold me
The more you hide
The more clearly I can see

Chorus

SECOND BLAST

Found myself a diguise
So it’s hard to tell
But I’m worse than you are
And you know it well
Million bottles at sea
Can you read me well ?
No use telling me
That this ship has sailed

Hold it while it lasts
One second blast
Hold it while it lasts

Always had a thing
For the insanely pretty ones
Who’d get into my pants
But kept the mistery on
How fucked up it’d get
Before it really turns me on
And how serious I am
When I tell you I’m done

Chorus

Don’t tell me I’m wrong
I couldn’t care less
About the oceans you’d cross
The love you’d confess
The mountains you’d climb
The storms you would brave
It’s likely I’m blind
But I don’t need to be saved

Chorus

STRAWBERRY TREE

Strawberries taste like the worst I ever had
And sunshine won’t make my day
My desperate tears won’t win your heart back
And I don’t want you to stay

So what d’you mean when you said
You had to see things for yourself ?
Now you got time and you got space
But it’s still hurting everyday

But I’m not your guy
I’m not your guy, I’m not your guy
So don’t you try and change your mind
Cause I don’t need another ride
I’m not your guy

Cigarette smoke gets into my eyes
And I’m drinking everyday
Someone new takes me home every night
I don’t care what they say

So how did it feel like when you said
I deserved better anyway ?
Now you got time and you got space
To play the part you have to play

Chorus
Strawberries taste like the worst I ever had
But sunshine will make my day

I'LL SHOOT YOU

Think you can mess with
People’s lives
Think you can fool
Anyone for free
Think you got it
Alright, then
Think twice
Cause next time
You’ll see me

I’ll shoot you, yeah
I’ll shoot you
Dead

Think you got your back
Covered when
You should go sell
Your mother now
And go buy
Yourself a way out
Cause next time
I’ll see you around

Chorus
Summertime and blooming flowers
Revealed the scariest part of me
So there’s no point in fighting harder
You just set it free

Come and meet my love,
My love.

THE QUEST

Love, give me strenght to
Get what I need to
Fight when I have to
Say what I mean to

I need to find what’s truly mine

Don’t make me bitter
And lose my temper
Don’t make this harder
Cause I should know better

I need to find some peace of mind

Love, give me strenght to
Stand right beside you
And leave it up to you
To break my heart in two

You know I won’t mind cause you’re all mine

LIGHTNING ALWAYS STRIKES AGAIN

You darkened the sun
You made the leaves fall off the trees
Dried out the oceans
Made it sure I couldn’t breathe

You blew a cold wind
An endless shiver down my spine
And the taste of your skin
Left me anything but fine

It’s never been easy being you
It’s never been easy being you,
You said,
But it’s not like I ever wanted to
Love you

You silenced the world
So I can feel the anger deep within
Oh it’s a raging winter
Where I’ve been

It’s never been easy being you
It’s never been easy being you,
You said,
But it’s not like I ever wanted to
Hurt you

Oh I let it snow
I let you freeze me to the bone

I let it grow
I let it blow
I let you turn me into stone
I’ll let it go, I’ll let it go
I’ll let it go, cause you know

Lightning always strikes again

I let you freeze me to the bone
I let you turn me into stone

SOMEWHERE TO BE FOUND LP Digital release September, 17th 2012
Limited 12" LP (+ enhanced CD) edition to be released on October, 8th 2012

Somewhere to be Found was:
Written by Maud "May Day" Naïmi (DR)
Arranged & produced by Julien Joubert & Maud Naïmi
Recorded & mixed by Julien Joubert at Le Jardin d'Alice between October '11 and July '12
Mastered by Sydnée Vion

Maud Naïmi: vocals, Elise
Julien Joubert: vocals, acoustic, electric and bass guitars, drums, percussions, clarinet, beatbox, claps, heavy breathing, carpet, nailbox and many other secret ingredients we're not willing to disclose
Xavier Hamon: drums on "Home", "Closer" & "Temper", cabasa on "Wedding Day"
Bettina Kee: piano on "Broken Glass" & "Out of my Mind"
Mathieu Catonné: double bass on "Lullaby"
Brice Perda: saxhorn & bugle on "Out of my Mind"

In other words: YES, THIS RECORD IS UKULELE AND SYNTHETIZER FREE! (YAY!)

Graphic design & artwork by Flavie Briskmann & Chloé Maugard - Salut C'est Nous!
Handmade embroidery by Christiane Malgouris
Photos by Maëlle Hénaff
Make up by Marina Fleck

"There are no strangers here. Only friends you haven't yet met." (William Butler Yeats)

TEXTES CHANSONS

HOME

Another lonely night in a crowded bar
Shelter for any desperate soul on the boulevard
Where everyone is the same
Until they ask for your name

You danced around me a while
With burning fire in your eyes
And just when I thought you were through
You asked if I wanted to

Oh my ! my ! did I want to
Take, take, take
Oh my ! I did want to
Take, take, take you home
But there’s no place like home
There’s no such place as home

It’s been a while now, it’s been long
Since I learned home is where your soul belongs
A dream, a chase, a crowded bar
One with no name in the backseat of a car

Chorus

Stuck outside
My greedy eyes
Staring at the horizon
All I had
Went out of sight
And you’re the only reason

Chorus

LULLABY

What was it you wanted
That I did not get ?
Let’s hurry and make it back
Before sunset

I’m always somewhere to be found
You lost your way but not your mind
Winter’s gone now, we’ll be fine

Bosses, bills and laundry
Will have to wait
That everyday scenery
Turned us into bait

Hunters chasing us around
Tiny tigers, silly clowns
I’m always somewhere to be found
So give me a smile
Lullaby

Hunters chasing us around
You lost your way but not your mind
I’m always somewhere to be found

I’m always somewhere to be found
So give me a smile
Lullaby

Always somewhere to be found

CLOSER

Meet me in the evening
But don’t expect any feelings
Cause I ain’t got none
Speak after the tone
Lost love
Staring at the ceiling
Maybe it’s been hiding
On the kitchen floor
Hungry for more ?

Hold her closer
That rollercoaster won’t break your lover

I’m walking on a wire
While you’re reading your Bible
You, perfect sinner
Found another ?
Pray
For me to guide you
Before the other guys
Realize
You got (pretty, pretty)
Lucky this time
What’s on your mind ?

Hold her closer
That rollercoaster won’t break your lover

Oh babe, come on over
Kiss my lips as I unzip your leather
Your girlfriend’s not dancing
And not getting any younger
Before the night is over
Let’s skip a beat and just give in to the fever
Lovers on the run
Always did it better

Let’s just lie on each other
Oh no ! Let’s just lie on each other
Let’s just lie to the others
Let’s just lie on each other

Hold her closer
That rollercoaster won’t break your lover

BROKEN GLASS

Here’s to the good times
Here’s to the little things
And the shadows they cast
To the mountain that can’t be climbed
Here’s to the end of the path

Oh there’s no right or wrong
Just acting strong
And fading fast
There’s no present or past
Just the sound of our steps
On broken glass

Oh cry me not
For I ain’t lost
At least, you counted first
Before last
At last..

.. Here’s to acceptance
To the drunk ones
Crying their hearts out
To the last dance
To the sound of our steps
On broken glass

Here’s to the last dance
To the sound of my steps
On broken glass

GONE

She turned out all the lights
As she walked on
With sunbeams in her hands
She danced alone

Didn’t even look back
Hid the sun in her backpack.. Gone !

She left without a care
With a smile on
With flowers in her hair
My baby’s gone

Painted the skies black
Never coming back.. Gone !

My baby’s gone

She packed her bags
Wearing nothing under
That overcoat
Back to waiting tables
Before I could turn them on her
Now, people talk

My baby’s gone

Didn’t even look back
Never coming back.. Gone !

My baby’s gone

WHITE KNIGHT

Stole you from another story
And I deserve no glory
For that
Drew you into my diary
For many years now
You know that

I ain’t no white knight

See, I have been defeated
Scared away many times before
And I betrayed and cheated
Maybe more than I was
Cheated on

I ain’t no white knight

But there’s no battle or fight
I wouldn’t fight for you
But there’s no battle or fight
I wouldn’t win for you

WEDDING DAY

Still got this quiet little spark
That no one can know about
And in the depths of your darkest hours
It’s been keeping you alive
So now you wanna build a fire
Back from the ashes of our past disasters
You know it’s been a while
You kept me waiting waiting waiting
But wait !

1:15
I’m sipping champagne in the back of a limousine
I guess you know just how it’s been
From the covers of your magazines

Could love come in cash to you ?
Cause no one warned me about
Your shameless tries
And your luring ‘I need you’s
Always come with a price
It all comes with a price
So now you wanna build a fire
Back from the ashes of my past desire
You know it’s been a while
You kept me waiting waiting waiting
But wait !

1:15
I’m sipping champagne in the back of a limousine
I guess you know just how I’ve been
From the covers of your magazines
And how great we could have been

TEMPER

I’m walking on water
I’ll step through the fire
Now cut me some slack
Before I crack open
The seas and the skies

This isn’t how
It will all
Calm down

I love that you hate me
I love that you hate me now
Joke was on me
But who’s laughing now ?
Don’t call my name
You’re the ink, I’m the pen
I’m the aching in pain

This isn’t how
It will all
Calm down

My baby’s eyes are blue
No more ‘I love you’s
My baby’s out – out of the blue
No more ‘I love you’s

This isn’t how
It will all
Calm down

Police sirens
They’re on their way
No, this is just a game we play
Our ruby red getaway
Ruby red
Ruby..

OUT OF MY MIND

Maybe I’m out of my mind
Maybe I’m out of my mind
She said to me
You can leave
Cause you’ll be back
You can go
Cause you’ll always be mine

Maybe I’m out of my mind
Or just too scared to draw the line
So easily
Motion sickness grew on me
All tied up and on my knee
Is making me feel colorblind

Maybe I’m out of my mind
Too much pain and too much wine
But I’m lost at sea
And a tidal wave’s coming over me
I think of all I wished to be
But I’m running out of time

Out of time..

START AGAIN II

Birth, school
Sex, love and wedding dresses
Work, kids
Pets, cash and birthday parties

Stocks, joy, lies,
Prom nights and family dinners
Cries, shame, flowers,
Lawyers and summer holidays

And start again
An endless game

Fall, rise
Dance, try
Learn how
White fences
Win, art
Shock, sharks
Truth, fight
Head of state

We're all going somewhere we all know
You know

And while the world waits
Waits and stares
While the world waits
Where will you stand?

Concrete steps on
Solid grounds
Or quicksands straight to
The underground
Marching armies like
Marching bands
All fighting for
The promised land

And start again
An endless game

We're all going somewhere we all know
You know

Drugs
Soft Porn
Hard Ware
Pope Corn
Trash Crash
Test Crack
Whore Hell
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Events

• 2012 •
19/12: à l'International (paris 11e)
18/11: Showcase@Gals Rock, 18h (Paris 9e)
13/10: Le Mizmiz - "Somewhere to be Found" release party (Paris 11e)
13/09: Listening party avant-première de "Somewhere to be Found" chez Gals Rock (Paris 9e)
11/07: Le Nouveau Casino - 1ere partie de Destroyer (Paris 11e)
21/03: Le Pop in (Paris 11e)
15/02: Le Motel (Paris 11e)
19/01 : L’OPA (Paris 12e)

• 2011 •
07/11: La Loge - Soirée Klaxon (Paris 11e)
21/10 : Pop Market – showcase (Paris 10e)
02/10 : L’International – Gals Rock On Stage (Paris 11e)
13/09 : Le China – 1ere partie Manu Larrouy (Paris 12e)
31/07 : Esquire (Los Angeles, CA)
19/06 : La Mère Lachaise (Paris 20e)
26/05 : Gals Rock – showcase ‐ "Meet My Love" release party (Paris 9e)
18/05 : L’Olympia – 1ere partie de Zazie (Paris 9e)
17/05 : L’Olympia – 1ere partie de Zazie (Paris 9e)
22/04 : Le Living b’Art (Paris 18e)
17/04 : Dimanche au Kiosque (Paris 18e, Square Clignancourt)
26/03 : Mizmiz Cafe (Paris 11e)
19/03 : Le Jardin d’Alice (Paris 18e)

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