Feature: Espresso Despresso – Self Control
Aptly named for their crippling coffee addiction and heavy heart, Espresso Depresso emerges from small-town Yackandandah into the Aussie music scene with new track Self Control. From folk roots to funky pop, this track will leave you in maximalist bliss that will last til summer.
To follow signing a record deal with Push Records, Espresso Depresso has released her debut single, Self Control, marking a milestone year for the Melbourne based artist. On an upward trajectory, this bold, young, emerging, female artist produces the perfect combination of incredibly touching melodies and silky smooth rhythms.
Brought to life within the Aviary studios, ‘Self Control’ is a project by the candid Emma Clark connecting with the highly experienced producer Benji Colbourne and her band, (Riely Catherall– Guitar; Miguel Hutton– Piano, Synth, Drums; Joel Loukes- Bass; Maddy Petch- Backing Vocals; Johnny Costin- Backing Vocals). All of whom she finds inspiration from and holds very close to her heart. Within this song, Emma Clark captures the allure of rejection and its destructive yet powerful persistence.
Emma speaks out about the piece describing how it emulates being, “Hooked on a she/he/them that won’t text ya back, you’ve got a hurt ego and tell yourself you’re done, then they call a week later and you’re hooked again.”
Thanks to support from Creative Victoria and AIR, Push Records is a youth-led record label that signs and releases new music made by young artists, for young audiences. This six-month learning program provides both industry and artist participants with an opportunity to gain practical experience and establish their networks within the industry; while being mentored by record label professionals and other experienced artists, recording engineers and producers.
Push Records is delivered as a part of Creative Victoria’s Victorian Music Industry Recovery Program – a Victorian Government initiative.