Morning In May (often stylized MIM) is the musical vessel of singer-songwriter Jake Bartolic. Known for descriptive lyrics that bring songs to life in a cinematic way, MIM finds himself at the forefront of modernizing pop-rock.
Morning In May’s works include a music video for “Everybody’s Innocent Here, Don’t You Know That?,” the leading single off of the band’s 6-track EP, Somewhere In Slumber. The song’s title refers to the movie, The Shawshank Redemption. As a fan, MIM shot their video at The Ohio State Reformatory, where the film had been made.
MIM has worked alongside Escape The Fate’s frontman Craig Mabbitt in single release “Orpheus in Retrospect”, released in October of 2020. MIM has painted relationships with Spirit Airlines and Dynamic Talent and has been previously signed to Manic Kat Records and Needful Things/Tragic Hero Records.
After building an industry pedigree including touring stints with Warped Tour ’18 alongside names such as Hawthorne Heights, Underoath, and August Burns Red, along with headlining shows at Hollywood’s Whiskey A-Go-Go and performing at Launch Music Conference, MIM found himself at a crossroads. This is the basis for his newest release “Deterior Design”. The song is a catchy blend of trap pop, crunching guitars, and soaring vocal hooks.
Lyrically, the song tackles the subject of freeing yourself from the ties that bind. ‘Deterior Design’ is a song I’ve had in my pocket for a while,” explains the vocalist. “I wrote it after I fired my label, manager, and bandmates all within a couple months. I didn’t have anyone telling me what it should be. “I got to write a pop song with my heavier influence. Something purely mine, I wrote this song about how good it felt to drop the dead weight and how liberating it is.”
“Deterior Design” exclusively premiered with Music Crowns and is now available across all major streaming platforms. Listen to “Deterior Design” on SPOTIFY or watch the video on YouTube below.
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