New Melbourne-based indie-pop artist, Essie Holt, has just unveiled tour dates and her debut single ‘Underwater’ – produced by Joel Quartermain (Meg Mac, Dustin Tebbutt), with additional production and mixing by Dave Hammer (Washington, Thundamentals, Nicole Millar)
‘Underwater’ is a meticulously crafted slice of indie-pop, taking cues from the likes of Lykke Li, St. Vincent and Banks. Opening with beautifully layered melancholy vocals, the track ascends into its soaring chorus, driven by the songstress’ infectious melodies and aptly composed instrumentals, which navigate dynamics and structure effortlessly.
Holt describes the meaning behind ‘Underwater’ –
“I wrote Underwater super late one night after a pretty heavy conversation. I’d had to swallow a lot of words in that moment, so when I sat down at the piano the song came relatively fast. It’s about the blurred senses you experience when something really shakes you”.
To coincide with the release of ‘Underwater’, Holt will also perform two shows at The Workers Club, Melbourne on Tuesday November 21st and at Oxford Art Factory, Sydney on Friday 24th November as part of indie club night party, Rare Finds.
In the coming weeks, Essie Holt will reveal an accompanying music video for ‘Underwater’.