Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


band members

Emily Hamilton


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Redspencer, Adam & Dusty, SEASIDE


Website

www.sanmeimusic.com/

Bio

In the lead up to showcasing at SXSW 2020 for a second time and an EP on the way, breakthrough Australian artist San Mei delivers her new guitar-ridden single ‘Hard To Face’. Premiering on triple j Good Nights and with production by Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy, Ali Barter, Alex Lahey), ‘Hard To Face’ is a promising glimpse into another pivotal upcoming year for San Mei.
Evolving from a personal place of mental strain in relation to music, career, and the future, San Mei opens up and brings awareness to a widely relatable feeling that is not often articulated. “It felt like every time I looked around everyone else was kicking goals and ticking boxes,” explains San Mei, AKA Emily Hamilton. “And I just felt kind of stuck, and wanted to be where they were or have what they had.”
By taking those frustrations and harnessing them into what she does best, ‘Hard To Face’ was birthed. “It felt good to write a song about it. Not that I don’t struggle from time to time, but I think focusing on all the positive things in life helps negate those feelings. I’m learning that having perspective and gratitude is vital in keeping a healthy state of mind.”
The new single follows on from a mammoth 2019 for San Mei, having played a staggering 45 shows, including her debut national ‘Something Good’ headline tour, as well as 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.

Unearthed in 2018

Falls Music And Arts Festival

04 Nov 2018

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Review

Review by Nick Findlay Nick Findlay

14 Jan 2020

Triple J
40

San Mei has crafted a polished sound which is ready to take off in 2020

San Mei has crafted a polished sound which is ready to take off in 2020

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

10 Jan 2020

Triple J
40

a fuzzy one that spurts out colours all the way through. hose me down anytime!

a fuzzy one that spurts out colours all the way through. hose me down anytime!

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

10 Jan 2020

Triple J
45

San Mei doing as she pleases and bringing that kick ass energy. I reckon this one gives me some sorta super powers. Obessed with the drive and momentum in this one.

San Mei doing as she pleases and bringing that kick ass energy. I reckon this one gives me some sorta super powers. Obessed with the drive and momentum in this one.