FOR ESMÉ PREMIERES MODERN LOVE
- HITS THE ROAD THIS FALL WITH NEW ALBUM RIGHTEOUS WOMAN -
MODERN LOVE DIRECTED BY NICK TIRINGER
"....an album chock full of electronic wonders with thought provoking and relatable lyrics."- Indie Shuffle
“unabashedly intelligent electronic music” - Electric Sound of Joy
"...she’s letting the world hear and understand who she is, which is a strong, confident, and talented woman." The Revue
"...lock into Meredith’s brilliant lyrical wisdom" - Vanyaland
"an anthem for all femmes & anyone breaking out of the societal modes & outdated systems." IMPOSE
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 2, 2018 - TODAY, Toronto's For Esmé premieres their new video for Modern Love via Audiofemme. "Whenever I find myself down in the well of self-loathing or in desperate need of affirmations, I always return to Joan Didion’s 1961 essay “On Self Respect”;" shares frontwoman Mar Meredith. "It is a bible of sorts for me — a map that leads back to myself. I wanted to create a similar signpost, for myself and others, to look at ourselves in the mirror and know: I am complete, I am in charge of my own life, I am responsible for my own mistakes and my own victories." Video director Nick Tiringer approached Mar with the concept of a great cast of womxn singing the affirmations to themselves in the mirror - a post-it on the bathroom mirror not to forget: "YOU are the one you've got to live with." Watch and share Modern Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VroFPKnwZE.
Following recent shows at Toronto's ROM and Montreal's POP Montreal, For Esmé will continue on their fall tour in support of their new album, Righteous Woman, with stops in Guelph, Windsor, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto, Peterborough, and Kingston (details below). Mar will be joined by her four-piece band featuring Karrie Douglas (HIGHS), Liam Cole (HIGHS), Charles Tilden (Delta Will) and Lewis Parker.
Righteous Woman is a feminist awakening and excavation of the voices within. Co-created with collaborator Dave Thiel and producer James Bunton (Donovan Woods, Too Attached), and mastered by Mandy Parnell (Bjork, Aphex Twin, Dirty Projectors), the album is by and large a conduit for Meredith's distinct voice. The singles Doubtmouth and For Others have been featured on Indie Shuffle, Sidewalk Hustle, The Revue, Kaltblut Magazine, High Clouds, IX Daily, Vanyaland, and IMPOSE. Doubtmouth reached #2 on the CBC Radio 3 Top 30, and For Otherswas featured on Spotify's Outliers playlist.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
Friday, October 12 - Guelph, ON - Holy Smokes Fest - The Common
Sunday, October 14 - Windsor, ON - Phog Lounge
Monday, October 22 - Quebec City, QC - L'Anti w/ Living Hour
Wednesday, October 24 - Ottawa, ON - Pressed w/ Living Hour
Friday, October 26 - Toronto, ON - Monarch Tavern w/ Living Hour
Wednesday, October 31 - Peterborough, ON - Borderless Fest - The Gordon Best
Thursday, November 1 - Kingston, ON - Clark Hall w/ Close Talker
What's The Story About For Esmé?
Fronted by Mar Meredith, For Esmé is an unabashedly feminist exploration of self-love and the courage of conviction in uncertain times. A rare mix of confession and confection, the songs of For Esmé push the limits of pop to embrace infinite beauty while provoking an honest exchange of identity and inner voice. With electric anthems steeped in bright melody and driven by deeper meaning, For Esmé makes music for this moment, glittering ruminations unapologetic in their demand to be heard.
Inspired by an apathetic generation, their 2015 album SUGAR is “electronic pop music that's optimistic and sincere...nostalgic palettes, expansive environments, the wide-eyed pose - it's the kind of sound that would have you believe the world is a big place and it's full of possibility” (Chart Attack). “Empowering, feminist, and poppy enough to dance to [SUGAR] is a gem" (Ride the Tempo). The follow-up to For Esmé's self-titled debut, SUGAR is "as grounded and solid a record as anything that has come out this year from bands who have already graduated to headliner status" (Grayowl Point).
This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government
of Canada and Canada's private radio broadcasters.
Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement
du Canada et les radiodiffusers privés du Canada.