EXCLUSIVE: Es 'Swallowed Whole' Video Premiere

EXCLUSIVE: Es ‘Swallowed Whole’ Video Premiere

Today, we are debuting Es new video for ‘Swallowed Whole’, it’s taken from their forthcoming EP enttitled Fantasy out on April 7th.

A restless song, that twitches with punky rhythms and spasms with a vocal that rattles with pent-up frustration, it recalls the likes of X-Ray Spex or The Raincoats but delivers it with bristling vibrancy. Watch the video below.

Maria Cecilia Tedemalm of the band says: “Musically the writing process behind Swallowed Whole is a bit hazy for me, but I very vividly remember getting super excited when listening to the first rough demo over and over again and writing almost all the lyrics while walking to the bus stop 7 minutes from my house. Once I had the first line down the rest just came flowing. I think I had a lot of pent up frustration just itching to get out as thematically the song taps into some quite frantic and raw emotions. It’s about teetering on a knife’s edge and wanting to escape yourself and your current circumstances before they completely devour you. We shot the video for it at our friend’s recording studio called Head Cold in Bermondsey. The idea originally was to be “Swallowed Whole” in smoke but sadly the smoke machine we borrowed wouldn’t work so it came out a bit more like maybe we’re playing at your highschool under the sea themed prom.”

If Es’ debut album for Upset the Rhythm explored the “tension between intent and interpretation”, the London group’s 2023 EP, ‘Fantasy’ (out April 7th), constructs a coda for resistance against the distorted gaze. A four-track contact-high anxiety amid fact and facsimile, the new release attempts to define a sound that still resonates in an increasingly confused public theatre, where cerebral dreams manifest in corrupt fascination.

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