SAN MEI RELEASES VIBRANT NEW VIDEO FOR ‘WONDER’

By July 4, 2018

San Mei returns this week with vibrant new video for indie pop scorcher ‘Wonder’ premiering via Pilerats.

San Mei captains a technicolour ride punctuated by her take-no-prisoners guitar runs and lush, ethereal vocals in new video for single ‘Wonder’. Riffing off the traditional ‘performance video’ framework, the visuals are a glimpse at the raw power and bossy musicianship fans have come to expect from San Mei’s live show.

The ‘Wonder’ video was produced by Jennifer Embelton of Somersault Visuals, who also worked on San Mei’s previous video for ‘Until You Feel Good’ which made the top 50 list in the recent Clipped Music Video Festival.

Produced by Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy, Ali Barter, Alex Lahey, JoyrideBritish India and Robbie Miller) ‘Wonder’ has enjoyed big love from triple j. It receivied an Aussie radio premiere with Bridget Hustwaite (Good Nights), a spin on 2018 with Richard Kingsmill and a subsequent rotation add all landing her among the top ten most played unsigned artists on the national broadcaster. triple j Unearthed can’t get enough either, naming her an ‘Unearthed Feature Artist Of The Week’ in May.

Buzz is building abroad, too. The Line Of Best Fit introduced ‘Wonder’ to the Internet in April before it climbed to the number one spot on Hype Machine.International heavyweights NMEStereofoxNylon and Indie Shuffle have all been indoctrinated to San Mei’s school of rock – throwing support behind her since her bedroom producer days.

San Mei’s ‘Wonder’ music video is OUT NOW.

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PRAISE FOR SAN MEI

There’s a mix of vibrato, reverb and phase effects roaring through the house speakers as San Mei, the musical project of Gold Coast’s Emily Hamilton, shreds into a gorgeous display of guitar overtones. It’s both fun and energetic, Hamilton’s technique inspiring awe and amazement. It’s truly a spectacle, and one of Brisbane’s best additions to the scene.
– The Music (Live review, supporting GUM) 

When I heard Rewind by her a couple of years ago, I could hear the potential. Now that potential is realized in this smart, strong and sultry track.
– Richard Kingsmill- triple j 

San Mei’s “Wonder” is a melting pot of heavy guitar riffs and relentless energy
– The Line Of Best Fit

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

The whole thing is a measured, glorious wash of pop hooks and guitar noise; the kind of thing you can lose yourself in when you want to shut everything else out for a few minute
– Dan Condon – Double J