SAN MEI drops title track ‘Heaven’ ahead of EP release
‘Heaven’ is the newest single from Brisbane up-and-comer SAN MEI (aka Emily Hamilton) and boy, oh boy, do we think it is heavenly. The song serves as the title track from the artists next EP, which is due for release on November 2nd via LXVI, adding fuel to the hype-fire that is already blazing around the saga of Hamilton’s continuous successes. Having already won accolades from the likes of industry heavyweights Triple J Unearthed, Hype Machine, MTV and RAGE for her previous single ‘Wonder’, there is no telling what might be in store for this rising star as the year rolls to an end.
Musically speaking, ‘Heaven’ has that twinkling dream-synth-pop, interspersed with surfy guitar sound that SAN MEI has become so well known for. The artist’s vocals come to fore, powder soft and lamenting, as they sing about the illusions associated with being in love and the strength to let go of things that will cause harm in the long run. It’s a bittersweet and beautiful composition that uses a melting pot of production techniques to create a fresh and modern sound.
Speaking of production, Hamilton enlisted the help of well known producer Oscar Dawson to assist in forging the aural landscapes bound to be heard in the upcoming EP. Dawson has worked with a slew of great Aussie acts including Holy Holy, Ali Barter, Alex Lahey, Joyride, British India and Robbie Miller, so clearly the kind of guy that would be good to have on your team as a budding artist. With all this in the works, as well as the announcement of her first ever headlining shows and a spot supporting Holy Holy on their national tour (all happening within the next two months, we’re tired just thinking about it), it’s pretty clear to see that is is just the beginning of good things to come for SAN MEI.
WORDS BY CLARE NEAL.
IMAGE: Savannah van der Niet.