Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Metric, The Kills


band members

Emily Hamilton


Unearthed artists we like

Redspencer, Adam & Dusty, SEASIDE


Website

www.sanmeimusic.com/

Bio

'Heaven' is the second track pulled from the upcoming EP of the same name, and sees San Mei contrast dueling guitars with lush, cascading vocals to deliver a cut plucked straight from dream pop heaven.

Not everything that glitters is gold, especially when it comes to love, as San Mei explains, "This song is about when love is blind and it feels like heaven, but if you step back you can see things for what they really are. It’s about waking up to reality and letting go of something that’s going to end up causing harm, even if at first it felt like a dream."

For her upcoming EP Heaven, San Mei enlisted the help of producer Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy, Ali Barter, Alex Lahey, Joyride, British India and Robbie Miller). Dawson was integral in challenging and galvanizing San Mei's creative process and aural evolution. Together, they laid the foundations for San Mei's sonic progression by cultivating and refining ideas and exploring soundscapes to produce Heaven. With the creative freedom brought in by the harmonious and symbiotic collaboration, San Mei explains "[Dawson and I] hit it off straight away and it seemed like he understood where I was coming from, even when I had trouble conveying certain ideas in the demos I made at home.”

Review

Review by Lucy Smith Lucy Smith

10 Oct 2018

Triple J
40

Can imagine it'd be easy to overwork so many different textures, but these play off each other so freely. Equal parts thicc + light and shimmering.

Can imagine it'd be easy to overwork so many different textures, but these play off each other so freely. Equal parts thicc + light and shimmering.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

01 Oct 2018

Triple J
45

This one rips into another dreamy whirlpool of noise. The kind that leaves you wanting more and more. I can't get enough of those guitars too - the perfect tone, sizzling sound.

This one rips into another dreamy whirlpool of noise. The kind that leaves you wanting more and more. I can't get enough of those guitars too - the perfect tone, sizzling sound.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

21 Sep 2018

Triple J
45

another dizzying dreamy ride that i'm lining up for again and again no matter the queue.

another dizzying dreamy ride that i'm lining up for again and again no matter the queue.