For Esmé is the synthy smooth and reflective indie-pop project driven by Martha Meredith. We first got into the Toronto based act after hearing “Make A Sound” off her last album, Sugar. For Esmé have recently returned with “Doubtmouth,” a juicy track about overcoming the gender bias that also marks the first single off her upcoming new LP, title Righteous Woman.
We at Sidewalk Hustle are stoked to drop “For Others,” a new song and video from For Esmé. Directed by Spencer Cathcart, the video features the band playing in a smokey scene as Meredith contemplates in abstract moments. As Martha Meredith explained to us…
This record was written in the year between my getting engaged and married to my partner of 7 years and friend of 17. It often felt like two paths were diverging in front of me: one for an untethered, wild and outspoken feminist artist, and the other for a grounded, happy and simple life. I wanted and continue to want both, because neither offers fulfillment without the other. It was such a serious time for reflection on what parts of your family tradition you want to bring with you into your own adulthood and what you want to reject. I want all the good parts without the expectations placed on wives and mothers to be these endlessly nurturing martyrs. I want both so badly, I just find it hard to believe in sometimes (‘I’m not a liar, I’m just undecided’).
Watch the video “For Others” below.
The new For Esmé record Righteous Woman comes out May 25th 2018, pre-order it here now.
Catch the live May 9th – 10:30 PM @ Lee’s Palace (CMW)