The 42-year-old singer took inspiration from the recent Women’s March in her video for new single Should've Been You which sees her round up a team of women as they march through Brixton, London, brandishing placards reading “love not fear”.
May said she wanted the video to “reflect current feelings of solidarity amongst lots of women worldwide”.
Speaking about the single she said: “The women in the video represent a cross section of wonderful everyday women – superwomen from all walks of life.
“They are not victims or aggressive towards men but are powerful and positive representations of the female spirit and solidarity. I am very proud of it.”
She continued: “I wanted to ask the question ‘who takes care of us? We are 50 per cent of the world and it’s the people in power’s responsibility to take care of women as well. It still seems like it’s a man’s world and in 2017 and that’s shocking.
“And I have a young daughter, which changes your perception of how you want things to be. You want to leave her a better world, you think ahead that way.”
Directed by Laura Scrivano, the video was shot in one continuous take and features May’s fans.
Should’ve Been You is from May's upcoming album, Life.Love.Flesh.Blood, which is out on April 21.