Just as the sunshine starts to make its welcome return after a winter away, iyah may is back with her second single of the year. ‘MF ILY’ is an ode to friends, or as iyah puts it, “those motherf***ers that drive you insane but you love to death anyway. ‘Motherf***er I Love You’ is a conversation about the tumultuous times in life and the people that give you early frown lines that you can’t live without”.
Whilst “tumultuous times” feels like an apt description of just about everyone’s past couple of years including iyah may’s, she’s managed to find solace in her music. It wasn’t long ago that she walked away from her burgeoning career as a doctor, moved to New York and threw herself into music, only to be thrust back into hospitals during the pandemic. Yet iyah hasn’t lost her dedication to new music, using these tough times to inspire ‘MF ILY’ and her previous single ‘XO Girl feat. Saint Lane’ rather than bury them. It was while working in a covid testing clinic that iyah may penned ‘MF ILY’.
The new single is produced by Dylan Nash, with additional production by Danny Duke & Chunkyluv (with special mention to iyah’s sister who created the track’s artwork). Together with iyah, they’ve dropped the perfect summer soundtrack, complete with bright and shiny acoustic guitar, warm production and undeniable singalong-able hooks.