Rising Australian artist E^ST made quite an impression with her breakthrough track ‘Life Goes On’ which raced passed 8 million streams at Spotify and earned praise from the EveningStandard (the VirtuallyFamous column) and TheSundayTimes (HottestTracks).
Now E^ST has unveiled her brand new track ‘I Don’t Lack Imagination’. Having premiered on triple j breakfast andTHE FADER, it’s a powerful move for one of pop’s most exciting new talents. The song was written and recorded inAtlanta earlier this year with OakFelder, whose credits include Alessia Cara’s ‘Scars To Your Beautiful’.
E^ST says: “This song is about building up an idea of someone in your mind, but then when you actually get to hang with them and get to know them you realise they’re pretty lame and nowhere near as cool as you preconceived them to be. It’s an ode to all the bad first dates we suffer through.”
With 3 EPs under her belt, E^ST – aka 20-year-old Mel Bester – is writing her own trajectory. Unbound by past experience and influence, her songwriting is united by a strong sense of melody and compelling vocal as well as a demonstrable commitment to the pop craft. E^ST most proved herself with the global breakthrough ‘Life Goes On’ and the bold empowerment anthem ‘Blowjob’ which was praised by NYLON. A new body of work is expected later this year.
E^ST will tour Australia throughout August and September as support to AmyShark.