- Tiana Speter
SINGLE REVIEW: Fresh Out Of Love (E^ST)
SINGLE Fresh Out Of Love // ARTIST E^ST
Come drape yourself in some luscious alt-pop courtesy of Central Coast enchantress E^ST and her brand new single Fresh Out Of Love that officially made its way into the world today.
Well-established for her passionate whimsy and commanding sonic force, E^ST (aka Melissa Bester) has never been one to back down from a challenge; from meeting with major labels in LA at the tender age of 14 and writing for the likes of Noah Cyrus and Nicole Millar, to embracing the chance to write music solely for herself, this slightly amplified version of the girl born in South Africa and now based on the Central Coast is one that possesses candor, courage and the ability to hurl opulent pop like nobody's business. And following on from a massive few years with her track Talk Deep becoming the most played song on triple j last year and supports alongside Panic! At The Disco and Twenty One Pilots, E^ST is billowing into 2020 and a whole new phase in stunning fashion with her latest tune Fresh Out Of Love fittingly dropping on the world's biggest ad for overpriced roses and Hallmark cards - Valentine's Day.
Full of plinking instrumentals and opulent textures, Fresh Out Of Love grabs at retro tinges and flings them against a bewitching backdrop as E^ST soars serenely with her rich and soulful tones lamenting "because I'm fresh out of love, I'm all used up, don't have enough for what they take from me". And while the subject matter may cut to the core for anyone who has been used up and cast aside, there's a glimmer of hope courtesy of the rich strings and calming relief as E^ST guides this tender ballad with delicate flair.
Never one to shy away from capturing her emotional state, E^ST has lovingly crafted yet another sonic gem that leaps well beyond her young years, and it's further proof of why this alt-pop powerhouse continues to grab attention all over the globe. Fresh Out Of Love is absolutely not your traditional love song, and its this very fact that will make you fall head over heels into its ecstatic bliss.
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BY TIANA SPETER