Premiering with Berlin’s Stereofox this week, San Mei shares the stunning title-track from her forthcoming debut EP, ‘Necessary’.
Following the success of previous single releases, ‘Rewind’, and ‘Until You Feel Good’, a music video and an east coast tour, the Gold Coast multi-instrumentalist is has been gathering some serious momentum.
‘Necessary’ takes San Mei’s electric vocals and sculpts them into harmonic arrangements, layered against fuzzy guitar riffs. The track grooves its way into a soaring alt-rock ballad of eclectic instrumental arrangements and enchanting vocal orchestration. The track revolves lyrical around the need to treat those around you with kindness – in San Mei’s own words: ‘Everyone has stuff going on – happy, sad, trying. The song is about acknowledging that and just trying to be good to other people, because you don’t know always know where they’re at.’
San Mei has shared stages with Evar Klar, Polish Club, Elliphant and performed at the The Mountain Goat Valley Crawl just in the last six months. Adding to her growth the ‘Until You Feel Good’ east coast tour witnessed a solid progression of in San Mei’s development as an artist. She’s also received props from the likes of NME, Indie Shuffle, Nylon Mag and triple j – where she also gained spot rotation for previous single ‘Rewind’.