YOU sense Abbe May has truly found herself on album No.4, Fruit. Soulful, passionate and oh so sultry, Fruit is the Perth singer-songwriter’s most accomplished piece of art. Promoted as the 34-year-old’s “coming out” album, it features her most personal lyrics in tracks like Seventeen and Love Decline and uses three short spoken-word tracks to map her sexuality to powerful effect.
May made her name playing bad-ass blues-rock guitar, but the main weapons on Fruit are groovy bass lines and her soulful vocal. The Prince-inspired Are We Flirting? and ‘90s R’n’B flavoured Shake Ya Thing (On and On) are highlights.
Little wonder May opted to change the album’s original name from Bitchcraft to Fruit, because this is one juicy sweet record.