Emerson Snowe today shares his melodic new single ‘Frankenstein’ with fans; the first taste of his forthcoming EP due later this year. News of the song comes hand in hand with a signing to Berlin-based indie label Duchess Box Records for European territories, with the track out via Liberation Records for the rest of the world.
“Frankenstein was the last track written in this soon to be released collection of songs. I wrote it in 30 minutes after a friend listened to a batch of my music and said that it had given them life.”
Premiered by Declan Byrne on triple j and Under The Radar Magazine
, the self-produced song was mixed by Nicolas Vernhes (War On Drugs, Spoon, Deerhunter, Animal Collective) and is a deceptively harmonious number full of joyous horns and jangly guitars. The upbeat sonics mask a dark lyrical tone and a self-conscious sentiment. Opening with the honest line ‘Well, I felt as though I wasnʼt right in my head”
, and as the singer-songwriter later chants, “Iʼve been trying to outrun everything – Iʼve been around”,
the dark sense of self-actualisation within ‘Frankenstein’ becomes evident.
“I had become lost with myself and who I thought I was meant to be. Once people in your life fall away and you’re left with yourself, you can be as self-aware as you want to be – but you’re gonna realise sooner or later you have no clue who you are.
“I had moved from one addiction onto another. This track, although it was written very fast, holds a lot of weight into who I was at that time. A time of self-isolation, not sleeping until midday the next day, and gripping onto any ego I thought I had at all.”