ESTHER JOY

Shares new video "Day 1 (Silipur Leaves Home)" - EP 'The Acid Caves Vol 01' out now

London-based producer, singer & songwriter Esther Joy is sharing a new video for her recent single "Day 1 (Silipur Leaves Home)", which was directed by Wes Stephenson & features clothing from designer Chema Diaz. 

Esther created an alternate universe, which follows the story of a lifeblood (non-human), to go with her recent EP 'The Acid Caves Vol 1'. Below is the story behind this track and the video. 

"Day 1 (Silipur Leaves Home)" explained by Esther:

Silipur is intelligent, she is quick witted and dry. A cynical soul but a desperate romantic, a believer in hope but holds none of her own. She is lawless and wild.

Silipur is alone. She has a family and she has friends, but Silipur - is - alone. Just because you can see and understand The Chaos, doesn’t always mean you have enough. In fact, seeing it makes you need it more. Her pain is more than a human could ever feel.

Silipur slips quietly out of her pod and down to the newly opened Earth portal. Gate E. She sits, heart pounding as she wrestles with the idea of jumping. It is illegal to cross planets without permission - punishable by death as the trade could take someone else’s life. She doesn’t care. She had never liked Humans, but longed for their planet so overwhelmed with Chaos. Beautiful Chaos. She can feel its energy - she would never hurt again.

Somewhere on earth there is a girl crying. She cannot do it anymore. Silipur jumps and so does she.

Speaking about the video, Esther said:

"This song speaks from two perspectives - Silipur and the human she is exchanging her life with. It was important to me that this video represented both of their journeys, leaving their lives behind forever and the confusion, sadness and pure rage of depression.

I really love the visual world created by Wes Stephenson as it's very elegant but also super aggressive. It is also not overly specific with location or style, an important part as it represents a journey through The Chaos System. It should feel neither familiar or unfamiliar, somewhere kind of uncomfortable in the middle."

ESTHER JOY 

Shares new single "Day 5 (What He Found)"

With a show at The Great Escape this weekend and new EP 'The Acid Caves Vol 1' out this week,  London-based singer, songwriter & producer, Esther Joy is sharing the third & final single from the record "Day 5 (What He Found)". 

Esther created an alternate universe to go with this new record. Below is the story behind "Day 5 (What He Found)":

"At this point in time, earths resources are so depleted due to the dying planet that humans now live in small communities and are responsible for there own care. People of all trades were divided equally into these small ‘compounds’ in a hope of creating equal opportunity and self-sufficiency. No state or overarching power exists, only the heads of each compound.

Silipur is on earth but the human condition is so different and near impossible to comprehend that her emotional state has left her too weak to move. Collapsed in a side street, a young man walking by finds her and carries her to the hostel he is staying in. These hostels exist for those who did not have family or friends they could join the compound with or were considered vulnerable.

The man who finds Silipur is Liken.'

"Day 5 (What He Found)" is about the first meeting of Silipur and Liken, two beings both rejected by their kind and a mantra of their story to follow. It talks about the message that Silipur must bring to planet Earth and how man will neither listen nor hear it. They will only run.


Esther explains the narrative she imagines for this record: 

'The Acid Caves’ is based in a universe in which all planets are connected by an energy system called ‘The Chaos’. The Chaos is the energy that sustains all planets & all life forms. It's the emotional, the spiritual & the supernatural. 

Over the last millennium, all lifebloods (non-humans) developed the ability to physically see and manipulate this energy, leading to huge advancements in better mental health and supernatural power. For humans, however, their overpowered ego and transfixion with technology significantly stunted their natural evolution and are now the only life-form unable to see or understand The Chaos.

Despite their ignorance, humans play a vital role in supporting the universe by pumping huge amounts of emotional energy into The Chaos system. They cannot use or manipulate this energy like other planets so they have been serving as a powerful and sustainable source for others.

This, however, is all going to change - 

Tinder, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, virtual friends, virtual life, virtual love, virtual sex. 

Each step closer to virtual life has reduced the power of human contact and with that, The Chaos is fading, Earth is dying and the destruction of the universe is inevitable.

As the threat of extinction grows, all planet leaders join together and propose volunteers to join the mission. The volunteers will travel to Earth via The Chaos system in an attempt to warn humans of their destruction. The gate to Earth has never, and will never be opened again, as humans are considered too unpredictable and dangerous. It will be a one-way journey for those who depart.

In order to travel to Earth using the Chaos System, there must be a trade with another on the opposite side. As humans are completely unaware of this, it was decided that the closest to consent a volunteer could receive would be a human suicide, as it represented a decision to leave Earth.

This story will follow Silipur, a lonely, cynical lifeblood who chooses to abandon her planet illegally for Earth. She is one of many who will try to break through the temporary gate in hope of tasting Earth’s purest energy.

ESTHER JOY

Shares new single "Day 4 (Landing)"

Dark, left-field synth pop from rising London-based producer, singer & songwriter. 

EP 'The Acid Caves Vol 1' due April 27th

After recently announcing her new EP, 'The Acid Caves Vol 1', set for release April 27th, London-based producer, singer & songwriter Esther Joy is sharing another slice of her left-field electronic sounds with the second track from the record,"Day 4 (Landing)". 


Esther will be releasing each track with a section of story. 

"This song is the second in the Acid Caves story, following a young alien 'Silipur' in a world where all intelligent lifeforms are able to see in a new dimension called 'The Chaos'. The Chaos gives the ability to see, understand and manipulate emotional energy which is fuelling the universe.  Humans are the only beings that lack this ability as a fixation on ego stunted their natural evolution.

'Day 4 (Landing)' is based on Silipur's first day on Earth. She is overwhelmed by the psychological state of the planet and the emotional toxicity of
it's atmosphere. Humans cannot understand 'The Chaos' and have therefore left their planet to emotional ruin. I wanted this song to feel violent and intrusive, as if you are experiencing the extremity and destruction of earth for the very first time."

ESTHER JOY

Announces new EP 'The Acid Caves Vol. 1'

Dynamic electronics from emerging London producer Esther Joy as she creates a supernatural universe for her new EP. 

Having spent the last year touring with Charli XCX's band & collaborating with artists like Tourist, emerging London-based producer Esther Joy is back with a new EP, 'The Acid Caves Vol 1', which is set for release April 27th. The first single from the new record "Day 1 (Silipur Leaves Home)" is online now & packed with bewitching, dynamic electronic sounds. 


'The Acid Caves' is based on a supernatural universe created in the mind of Esther Joy and follows Silipur, a non-human ‘lifeblood’ who illegally departs her planet for Earth in search of an energy and connection she desperately needs.

Esther explains the narrative she imagines for this record: 

'The Acid Caves’ is based in a universe in which all planets are connected by an energy system called ‘The Chaos’. The Chaos is the energy that sustains all planets & all life forms. It's the emotional, the spiritual & the supernatural. 

Over the last millennium, all lifebloods (non-humans) developed the ability to physically see and manipulate this energy, leading to huge advancements in better mental health and supernatural power. For humans, however, their overpowered ego and transfixion with technology significantly stunted their natural evolution and are now the only life-form unable to see or understand The Chaos.

Despite their ignorance, humans play a vital role in supporting the universe by pumping huge amounts of emotional energy into The Chaos system. They cannot use or manipulate this energy like other planets so they have been serving as a powerful and sustainable source for others.

This, however, is all going to change - 

Tinder, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, virtual friends, virtual life, virtual love, virtual sex. 

Each step closer to virtual life has reduced the power of human contact and with that, The Chaos is fading, Earth is dying and the destruction of the universe is inevitable.

As the threat of extinction grows, all planet leaders join together and propose volunteers to join the mission. The volunteers will travel to Earth via The Chaos system in an attempt to warn humans of their destruction. The gate to Earth has never, and will never be opened again, as humans are considered too unpredictable and dangerous. It will be a one-way journey for those who depart.

In order to travel to Earth using the Chaos System, there must be a trade with another on the opposite side. As humans are completely unaware of this, it was decided that the closest to consent a volunteer could receive would be a human suicide, as it represented a decision to leave Earth.

This story will follow Silipur, a lonely, cynical lifeblood who chooses to abandon her planet illegally for Earth. She is one of many who will try to break through the temporary gate in hope of tasting Earth’s purest energy.

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Esther will be releasing each track with a section of story. Below is the excerpt for "Day 1 (Silipur Leaves Home)":

DAY 1 (Silipur Leaves Home) 

Silipur is not human. She is quick witted, intelligent & dry. A cynical, soul but a desperate romantic, a believer in hope but holds none of her own. She is lawless & wild. 

Slipur is alone. She has a family and she has friends but Silipur - is - alone. Just because you can see The Chaos doesn't mean always mean you have enough, doesn't mean you don't crave more emotion. In fact, seeing it makes you need more. Silipur feels pain as she craves to feel more. Her pain is more than a human could feel. 

Silipur slips quietly out of her pod and down to the newly opened Earth portal. Gate E. She sits, heart pounding as she wrestles with the idea of jumping. It is illegal to cross planets without permission, punishable by death as the trade could take a human's life. She doesn't care. She has never liked humans, but longed for a planet so overwhelmed with The Chaos. Beautiful Chaos. She can feel it's energy - she would never hurt again. 

Somewhere on Earth, a girl is crying. She cannot do it anymore. Silipur jumps. And so does she. 

_____________________________________

 

See Esther Joy live:
17th - 19th May - The Great Escape Festival, Brighton 

'The Acid Caves' tracklist:

1. Day 1 (Silipur Leaves Home)
2. Day 4 (Landing)
3. Day 5 (What He Found)

ESTHER JOY

Shares new video "Friendless Necessity". EP 'Psychic Tears' out now!

London-based producer & singer/songwriter Esther Joy is sharing her new video for "Friendless Necessity", a standout track from her recent EP 'Psychic Tears', which is out now. 

Directed by Colin J Smith and edited by Steven Lang, Esther explains the video, "I really wanted the video to characterise the dark feelings the song describes, the fragmented sense of self, trauma, confusion and hurt. There is a simple and primal feel to it, it is stripped of anything material, or even physical, other than myself. I think ultimately the vision was attempting to have an honest and (hopefully) meaningful connection between the music and emotion, and the emotion and viewer."

ESTHER JOY

Shares new single "Friendless Necessity"

Emerging London-based artist Esther Joy is sharing new single "Friendless Necessity" from her new EP. Having written, produced & recorded the entirety of the upcoming record, 'Pyschic Tears' is due out Aug 11th. 

In the words of Esther, "‘Friendless Necessity’ is about the emotional remnants left behind from a bad experience in my life. I’ve written it almost like a love song to the trauma - exploring how at times I can feel lost without it, even though it hurts but how at other times it totally suffocates me. 

The track is ultimately a plea for freedom - but not fully knowing whether it won’t let go of me or I can’t let go of it.”

 

EP 'Psychic Tears' due Aug 11th 

ESTHER JOY

SHARES NEW VIDEO 'SAMGEL'

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oday emerging London-based singer/writer/producer Esther Joy is sharing a new video for her recent single 'Samgel'. Packed with dark, sonic, electronic textures, the track is taken from her upcoming EP 'Psychic Tears',which is due Aug 11th. 

Speaking about the video, Esther said "The track 'Samgel' is based on a dark and primal character that has been a recurring presence in my life. My initial idea was for it to feel like a hostage video where the captor and captive have some crazy invisible joust and transition into each other but in the end it turned out simply as a pure visual portrayal of the characters and myself as narrator in-between them."

Esther Joy doesn't stay in one place for long. Born in Leeds, she grew up in Edinburgh, and has since lived in London, Sheffield, Coventry & is now again in London. 

Having started making music as a teenager on a computer DJ programme, Esther sees music as a way of expressing the things that caused her much distress in her formative years. ‘Most of my teenage years and early 20s were super dysfunctional and I did a great job of royally fucking up" she explains "The thing that pieced me back together was rediscovering making music. I realised that you could build worlds of sound and textures in a computer without ever having to leave your bedroom (which is kind of mind blowing). From then on I taught myself how to produce and began writing electronic music.”
 
Written, recorded and produced by Esther Joy, new EP Psychic Tears, combines dynamic electronics, hard & heavy synth lines and bewitching lyrics, but somehow retains a certain feeling of weightlessness and ethereal emotion, showcasing a fresh sound that has clicked into place for this London-based artist.

She concludes "I couldn’t express myself musically in the way I wanted to for such a long time, and I just wanted someone to swoop in and make it all easy. Never finding those people was the best thing that could have happened because it forced me to get better on my own and now I am now I am just starting to feel like I am sounding like me."  And as Psychic Tears marks the sound of personal self-discovery for Esther Joy, for the London music scene, it also marks a rising star positioning herself firmly on the horizon.

INTRODUCING: ESTHER JOY.

 

Today we’re excited to introduce you to the infectious, dark, electronic sounds of emerging London-based artist Esther Joy, who will release her new EP Psychic Tears on August 11th. The first single from the record ‘Samgel', is streaming online now.
 
Speaking about the single, Esther says “Samgel is the name I use for the dark presence I experience and write about a lot in my music. It is a part of me that has overwhelmed me so much in my life and been the root to most of my darkest moments. I named this track after it because as soon as I wrote that first synth line (the big intense one at the beginning), it was like I had found Samgel” 

 

Esther Joy doesn't stay in one place for long. Born in Leeds, she grew up in Edinburgh, and has since lived in London, Sheffield, Coventry & is now again in London. 

Having started making music as a teenager on a computer DJ programme, Esther sees music as a way of expressing the things that caused her much distress in her formative years. ‘Most of my teenage years and early 20s were super dysfunctional and I did a great job of royally fucking up" she explains "The thing that pieced me back together was rediscovering making music. I realised that you could build worlds of sound and textures in a computer without ever having to leave your bedroom (which is kind of mind blowing). From then on I taught myself how to produce and began writing electronic music.”
 
New EP, Psychic Tears, combines dynamic electronics, hard & heavy synth lines and bewitching lyrics, but somehow retains a certain feeling of weightlessness and ethereal emotion, showcasing a fresh sound that has clicked into place for this London-based artist.

She concludes "I couldn’t express myself musically in the way I wanted to for such a long time, and I just wanted someone to swoop in and make it all easy. Never finding those people was the best thing that could have happened because it forced me to get better on my own and now I am now I am just starting to feel like I am sounding like me."  And as Psychic Tears marks the sound of personal self-discovery for Esther Joy, for the London music scene, it also marks a rising star positioning herself firmly on the horizon.

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