Esme Emerson Share New EP ‘Big Leap, No Faith, Small Chancer’

They'll perform a debut headline show in London this October...

British-Chinese sibling duo Esme Emerson have shared their new EP, ‘Big Leap, No Faith, Smaller Chancer’, via Communion Records.

Accompanying the release is a video for fan favourite cut, ‘Fade Out’, an angst-ridden, anthemic lament about “how fear and anxiety can impact the people we love and shape the way we see the world.” It follows previous singles ‘Please’ and ‘Show You (Truck Song)’.

A natural synergy is at the heart of their creations, which began in earnest during Emerson’s final year at university. Since signing with Communion Records, they’ve toured with Japanese House, and finessed an expansive vision of genteel folk-rock and fizzy hyperpop that retains a sense of melodic playfulness even when they confront darker themes.

The new EP charts their evolution as musicians and the thorny transitions of young adulthood. “This EP is about wanting to be good and kind and nice, but sometimes not feeling that way,” Esme and Emerson share. “It’s about the shame and guilt brought about by rumination and human mistakes. It’s about loving so ardently and so deeply, and how scary that can be. It’s about avoiding love so ardently and deeply, and how lonely that can be. Ultimately, it’s about the trials and tribulations of our adolescence and young adulthood. It’s a sincere reflection and a creative manifestation of both our insecurities and our growth.”

To commemorate the release, the duo have announced their debut headline show at Folklore on October 9th. Listen to the EP and watch the video for ‘Fade Out’ below.

Photo Credit: Nick Ilott & Lydia Cooper

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