Video: Dent May, ‘I Could Use a Miracle’

Dent May (Photo by Cara Robbins)

Dent May’s new single is titled “I Could Use a Miracle,” and couldn’t we all?

“This song is about going through trying times, living in a world gone mad yet holding on to hope that things will get better,” the Mississippi-bred, L.A.-based songwriter says. “I hope it gives listeners some comfort.”

It’s the first taste of May’s fifth album (and second for Carpark Records), titled “Late Checkout.” The follow-up to 2017’s “Across the Multiverse,” the new album, arriving Aug. 21, was made at the new studio that May co-owns and built with friends Pat Jones and Michael Rosen, Honeymoon Suite Recording Studio.

The new single reveals the deft touch May has exuded ever since he busted out his ukulele and started releasing music a decade ago — at turns wry, wistful, witty and world-weary, his bright, breezy melodies recall the classic songwriters of the 1970s. The tune, one of two on the album co-written by Jimmy Whispers, gets a “day-in-the-life” video treatment from director Nathan Castiel, who filmed it at the Sierra Madre Playhouse and the Black Forest Lodge in Big Bear Lake.

May will do an online performance at 8:20 p.m. today as part of the Isolaid Festival.

||| Watch: The video for “I Could Use a Miracle”

||| Previously: Live at the Highland Park Ebell Club, “90210,” “Across the Multiverse,” “Face Down in the Gutter of Your Love”