We are pretty stoked to premiere "You," the latest single from Toronto three-piece For Esmé.
Having released her debut album as a solo artist under the For Esmé alias, singer, songwriter, and keyboardist Martha Meredith has enlisted the help of guitarist Nathan Crook, bassist Dave Thiel, and a spiritual fourth member, producer James Bunton, for this new incarnation of the band.
"You" is taken from the group's forthcoming album, Sugar. As stated on their SoundCloud, the album "is an ode to self-discovery, an album for losing yourself to the beat, and for losing your inhibitions. It’s about being raw and asking for realness, being present in the moment, and ultimately, immeasurably open to joy."
The single is a hypnotic explosion of radiant pop melodies soaked in 80s synths and pulsating percussion. Built around the vocal sample of frontwoman Meredith singing the song's title, "You" has a delightful Swedish feel to it. Hints of Robyn and Röyksopp can be heard throughout, along with a touch of Ladytron, but there's an air of originality with the unique sample, engaging instrumentation, and Meredith's energetic vocal style.
This is one of those songs that makes you want to get up and dance no matter where you are.
Sugar will be released later this year. In the meantime, hit repeat on "You."