Gold Coast artist San Mei has just released her new EP ‘Cry’ on the etcetc label. Now she’s broken down one of the tracks ‘Love in The Dark’, explaining how it came together and was produced.
Riding high after a mammoth 2019, Australia’s multi-talented break-through artist San Mei (Emily Hamilton) today unveils her new EP titled Cry. Premiering with AudioFemme, ‘Cry’ is the title track from San Mei’s guitar-ridden, dreamy-pop EP, which also features singles ‘Something Good’, ‘Love In The Dark’, and her most recent self-produced ballad ‘Cherry Days’.
Taking you on a journey of self-reflection seen through the graceful eyes of San Mei, ‘Cry’ is a body of work that will urge you to shine a light on some uneasy topics, yet leave you feeling utterly empowered.
San Mei unpacks the meaning of the lead single – “I wrote Cry when I realised it had gotten to the middle of the year already, and time was flying like crazy. It made me think, I hadn’t really been paying attention to what was happening around me in the present, and only been thinking about the future, wishing time would hurry up so I could get to that next thing. I think when we’re young, we lament all the things we don’t have, or how we’re not where we want to be yet. We could actually end up wishing our time and youth away. This song is a reminder to myself to stop, breathe and appreciate this stage of my life and everything it has to offer.”
Having already gained triple j support across multiple tracks, a tick of approval and on-air spin from BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, as well as production assistance from Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy, Ali Barter, Alex Lahey), and Scott Horscroft (Oh Mercy, Silverchair, Last Dinosaurs, The Presets), the ‘Cry’ EP is no doubt another pivotal step forward for the ever-promising San Mei movement.
In 2019, San Mei played a staggering 45 local and international shows, including her debut national ‘Something Good’ headline tour, nine shows in six days at SXSW 2019, national support performances for the likes of K.Flay, Ali Barter, Kingswood, G. Flip, and Jack River, and festival slots at This That, Yours & Owls, plus more.
Get onboard the San Mei fandom train and watch her break down her fantastic new track.