London-based emerging artist esmerelda returns today with a perfected slice of alt-pop in the form of new single ‘Jenny’.
The 23-year-old British-Afghan artist, songwriter and producer has already garnered support from the likes of BBC Introducing London, Earmilk, CLOUT and Spotify’s ‘New Pop Revolution’ since the release of her debut EP ‘Nostalgia’ in 2018 (under the moniker LUNA).
“’Jenny’ is a song about being possessed by demons – literally or figuratively, it’s up for interpretation…. in many ways it’s based on me. I wrote it at a time where I was pretty overwhelmed and anxious. I had a lot of things I wanted to achieve, so I was experiencing this manic confidence. There are these two voices talking to ‘Jenny’ throughout the song; the voice of her friends and family, telling her to watch her step and look after herself, then the voice of the demons telling her to press the self-destruct button on her own life. I haven’t decided if she’s evil by the end of the song, or whether she finds a home between the two forces, but it definitely ends in a powerful transformation.”
The song was co-produced by BROOKFIELD (Charli XCX, Anne Marie) and electronic artist Sølv, and is taken from the forthcoming EP ‘medusa was innocent’ which is out in early 2022.