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Review by Ilai Swindells Ilai Swindells

19 Sep 2020

Triple J
50

Stunning. ESSIE paints a real Schmood, all the echoes of longing, beautiful brooding, being lost in the moment. Wanting to reverse time and relive the same sweet moment on loop is a deep relatable human desire, and such a joy to listen to when executed seamlessly as it is here. "Wanna Stay Up With You" is a mastered sonic dream that lifts you up and places you in this revolving door w...

Stunning. ESSIE paints a real Schmood, all the echoes of longing, beautiful brooding, being lost in the moment. Wanting to reverse time and relive the same sweet moment on loop is a deep relatable human desire, and such a joy to listen to when executed seamlessly as it is here. "Wanna Stay Up With You" is a mastered sonic dream that lifts you up and places you in this revolving door world of transient happiness.

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Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

11 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

Essie's stringing together a canon of great lowkey pop records and this is one of the sweetest yet

Essie's stringing together a canon of great lowkey pop records and this is one of the sweetest yet

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Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

10 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

This sweet, simple pop is just so easy on the ears. Another great offering from Essie!

This sweet, simple pop is just so easy on the ears. Another great offering from Essie!

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Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

08 Sep 2020

Triple J
45

Essie you are beaming on this new release! And I think i might be too after hearing it. This might be my favourite from you too. It's charming, sweetly packed and bursting with heart.

Essie you are beaming on this new release! And I think i might be too after hearing it. This might be my favourite from you too. It's charming, sweetly packed and bursting with heart.

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Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

08 Sep 2020

Triple J
45

hands down my favourite song of yours. this is a masterclass in minimalist pop that snaps and crackles in all the right ways.

hands down my favourite song of yours. this is a masterclass in minimalist pop that snaps and crackles in all the right ways.

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Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

02 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

essie must be one of the best in the land at combining intimacy with an off beat pop exterior. it cruised straight into my heart on first listen.

essie must be one of the best in the land at combining intimacy with an off beat pop exterior. it cruised straight into my heart on first listen.

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Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

02 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

You can feel the electricity of this track just simmering neatly beneath the surface. Essie puts you in that space where you're having these exciting new experiences and you try to make the moment last.

You can feel the electricity of this track just simmering neatly beneath the surface. Essie puts you in that space where you're having these exciting new experiences and you try to make the moment last.

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Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

05 May 2020

Triple J
40

essie's new ep is full of smart and intimate pop and this is another reason to go listen to the whole damn thing again and again.

essie's new ep is full of smart and intimate pop and this is another reason to go listen to the whole damn thing again and again.

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Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

30 Apr 2020

Triple J
45

Think this is Essie Holt at her best. The careful and quiet production gives ample spotlight to Essie's tender delivery and the storytelling as Essie lays herself bare.

Think this is Essie Holt at her best. The careful and quiet production gives ample spotlight to Essie's tender delivery and the storytelling as Essie lays herself bare.

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Review by Celline Narinli Celline Narinli

29 May 2019

Triple J
40

It's 3am, I'm on the DF with my bestie who's recovering from a broken heart. But it's cool, cos we've got this night and the perfect soundtrack for it.

It's 3am, I'm on the DF with my bestie who's recovering from a broken heart. But it's cool, cos we've got this night and the perfect soundtrack for it.

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Review by Lucy Smith Lucy Smith

21 May 2019

Triple J
45

That build and tension in the chorus is giving me Robyn 'Body Talk Pt. 1'-era vibes. Propelling, atmospheric pop.

That build and tension in the chorus is giving me Robyn 'Body Talk Pt. 1'-era vibes. Propelling, atmospheric pop.

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Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

16 May 2019

Triple J
40

Essie in the verses is refreshing. Essie in the chorus is enlivening! I reckon this is seriously impressive.

Essie in the verses is refreshing. Essie in the chorus is enlivening! I reckon this is seriously impressive.

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Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

14 May 2019

Triple J
40

After just a couple of plays, I can hear how this will keep growing. It's got some great arrangement ideas, and the piano alongside that rhythm is a really clever touch. The song doesn't outstay its welcome either.

After just a couple of plays, I can hear how this will keep growing. It's got some great arrangement ideas, and the piano alongside that rhythm is a really clever touch. The song doesn't outstay its welcome either.

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Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

13 May 2019

Triple J
45

Loving this new direction - it's fresh, it's immediate, it's a hit!

Loving this new direction - it's fresh, it's immediate, it's a hit!

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Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

13 May 2019

Triple J
45

this is supreme pop. it's balanced and consuming and it got me hook, line and sinker on first listen.

this is supreme pop. it's balanced and consuming and it got me hook, line and sinker on first listen.

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Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

13 May 2019

Triple J
40

Understated, left of center pop music from an artist on the rise. This one feels moody and optimistic both. Big mood.

Understated, left of center pop music from an artist on the rise. This one feels moody and optimistic both. Big mood.

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Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

13 May 2019

Triple J
45

In love with this new blossoming Essie!!! This feels as good as ever. It's got that star power, confidence in sound, soaring moments, some neat tricks and broods in the back too. Obsessed.

In love with this new blossoming Essie!!! This feels as good as ever. It's got that star power, confidence in sound, soaring moments, some neat tricks and broods in the back too. Obsessed.

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Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

13 May 2019

Triple J
40

blessie holt

blessie holt

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Review by Imogen Hanrahan Imogen Hanrahan

10 Sep 2020

Super Reviewer
45

essie holt being a legend and giving us another perfect indie-pop hit? yeah, tell me somethin' new

essie holt being a legend and giving us another perfect indie-pop hit? yeah, tell me somethin' new

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Review by Beniah Colbourn Beniah Colbourn

19 May 2020

Super Reviewer
40

Like a rice paper roll, this one has all the right fillings for a loveable indie pop track, wrapped in this light production, but that's all it needs. I love this.

Like a rice paper roll, this one has all the right fillings for a loveable indie pop track, wrapped in this light production, but that's all it needs. I love this.