On "Surrender" Ellis May (the recording name of producer and composer Sophia Maj) sings of letting go and allowing one's self to be open to the love the world has to offer.

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"I finished 'Surrender' a few months after my son's birth," Maj explains. "I was stressed about not maintaining my identity as a musician, and only having time to care for my child and family - I could stop being 'myself' but not stop doing what I do. The first time we looked into the eyes of our newborn, I could do nothing but surrender myself to the love, to the family, to making room for the undefined and the stuff that can´t be promised."

The track buzzes with an energy yet to be unleashed or channeled. Over low bass and the insistent tap-tap-tap of synth pulses, Ellis May switches between a bewitching croon and a high,whistling falsetto like a piercing wind chilling the bones atop a barren hill. "Surrender" may be about accepting love, but it doesn't mean Ellis May is moving completely away from an enticing darkness.

"Surrender" is out now.