SAN MEI Offers title track off forthcoming EP Heaven

By September 26, 2018

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Staying true to the gritty, guitar driven groundwork laid on previous single ‘Wonder’, today San Mei returns with the title track off her highly anticipated forthcoming EP Heaven, set for release November 2.

‘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 HolyAli BarterAlex LaheyJoyride, 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.” 



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PRAISE FOR SAN MEI 

‘Australian newcomer San Mei, shares the same slinky pop DNA as LA Chanteuse Banks’ – NME

‘Mellow alt-rock with the right amount of fuzz and groove’
– Bridget Hustwaite triple j

‘It is a wondrous piece of bedroom pop that has to be shared’
– Indie Shuffle 

‘…Really like how this one has this slow burn pace to it without losing any of that grit or power.’
– Dave Ruby Howe, Music Director triple j Unearthed

‘If we were to combine the most alluring aspects of beachy garage rock and the poignant vocal textures of CHVRCES, we’d land straight on San Mei’ 
– KickKickSnare

‘When I heard ‘Rewind’ a couple of years ago, I could hear the potential. Now that potential is realised in this smart, strong and sultry track.
– Richard Kingsmill, Group Music Director triple j