I’m heading to see Mayday for the second time in concert this Sunday, so I’ve compiled a song an album for the nine albums they’ve released, and almost as a retrospective of the 20 years they’ve been a band.
From a local group of emerging twenty-somethings, to their current superstardom, 五月天 has retained the spirit of their music, covering all kinds of topics and always honestly reflecting the emotional landscapes of their age and time. As they cross into their 40s and continue to mature, their music continues to uplift and encourage people from all walks of life.
To watch these videos is to also watch and listen the evolution of a musical voice distinct to this era. Here is nostalgia and growing pains, youthful exuberance and conviction. This is Mayday.