Dent May falls in love with a “Picture on a Screen” on new song — listen

A love letter to the Internet from Dent May's new album, Across the Multiverse, plus new tour dates


    The Internet has really done a number on modern romance. It seems like you aren’t dating right if you aren’t meeting people online in one form or another. The danger of this — besides a complete lack of social skills — is the dark hole using your WiFi to find love might lead to, where actual reality can no longer compete with love you can download.

    It’s a concept Dent May explores on his new single, “Picture on a Screen”. “’Picture On A Screen’ is a love letter to a jpeg,” the Los Angeles indie songwriter tells Consequence of Sound. “It’s not just about falling in love on the Internet. It’s about falling in love with the Internet.” The track is as smooth as the resolution on the latest MacBook, with horns and plinking piano twinkling like pixels forming a lounge-y, psych pop image. “Reach out your hand to me/ I’m paralyzed in real life,” Dent May begs on the bridge. “Reach out your hand to me/ Some late night in real life.”

    “Picture on a Screen” comes via the nostalgia-tinged lyric video below. There’s even a copy of Biography’s Diana: The True Story in the shot to emphasize the dangers of becoming infatuated with an image and an idea as opposed to the reality. Take a look:


    “Picture on a Screen” is the latest single off Dent May’s forthcoming Across the Multiverse, due out August 18th. In support of the release, the indie pop artist has announced a new stretch of North American tour dates to take him through summer. Find those below.

    Dent May 2017 Tour Dates:
    08/23 – San Francisco, CA @ The Rickshaw
    08/25 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall Roof Deck
    08/26 – Seattle, WA @ Central Saloon
    08/27 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
    08/29 – Calgary, AB @ The Palomino
    08/30 – Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis Tavern
    08/31 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Goodwill Social Club
    09/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Entry
    09/02 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout
    09/03 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
    09/04 – Toronto, ON @ The Horshoe
    09/06 – Boston, MA @ Once Lounge and Ballroom
    09/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
    09/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Sound Hole
    09/11 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
    09/12 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
    09/14 – Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s
    09/16 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
    09/18 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s
    09/19 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
    09/20 – El Paso, TX @ The Monarch
    09/21 – Tucson, AZ @ Hotel Congress
    09/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg