Irish singer Imelda May has announced the release of her first ever poetry EP, 'Slip Of The Tongue' which will be released on 12 June.

The first track 'Home' is available today, with one poem then released every week leading up to the nine-track EP. 

Tackling issues such as obsession, heartbreak, Covid isolation and love, May says, "I  constantly write. Writing pads are filled, backs of envelopes, scraps of paper are scribbled on and scattered around me in between books, trinkets and photos.

"Melodies swirl in my head. Footsteps become the rhythm to a song. But often words don't feel like they need anything more than to be spoken aloud or read alone. They just feel good as they are. But I still hear music. It evokes such strong emotion. So I decided to combine my two loves. I think they dance beautifully. I hope you agree."

Set to an instrumental backdrop of strings, the first track from the EP 'Home' is a heartfelt recollection of what deep love feels like. Imelda’s distinctive speaking voice is immediately captivating, urging the listener to linger on every word.

Speaking of the track, May said, "My friend Sara was getting married and I decided to write a poem as a gift. It made me sit and really think about Love and what it is in all its forms and to look at it purely from loves own point of view. I surmised what it might tell us if we simply took the time to listen and realised, for me, true love is where I can be my true self, it feels like home."