San Mei aka Emily Hamilton returns, following her previous cut ‘Revel’ which gained triple j airplay and a critically acclaimed remix from Zaped. Her heady new alt-rock single ‘Rewind’, which had its first play on triple j last week, is set for release Friday week.
San Mei’s effortlessly potent vocals glide fluently over crunchy guitars in ‘Rewind’, with raw, understated production from Hamilton herself along with Konstantin Kersting (The Belligerents, Morning Harvey, WAAX), lending an unmistakeable frenzied tone. There’s a pervading sense of desperation, reflected masterfully in the fast-paced rush of the accompanying video. San Mei appears lost in urban landscapes and light-filled country surrounds, never reaching a destination. The pang of nostalgic longing is palpable – and so is the wisdom in preferring to have lost than never loved at all.