Interview: "Not That Decent" - Esthy (ft. Dina Dove)
Q: I love the vibe of ‘Not That Decent’! What is the story behind the song?
Esthy: 'Not That Decent' is a sassy revenge song dedicated to a cheater ex-boyfriend and the music video is definitely something to keep an eye out for! Dina Dove and I are both obsessed with seasonal dating shows, so I think we needed to live out the dream in real life too. We built a Love Island-themed set and wrote a funny story plot - we are playing both female and male contestants on the dating show (see photo attached). The song and video embody the ironic baddie narrative and encourage you to take yourself "not so serious". The music video for 'Not That Decent' is coming this month, but join us on Instagram and TikTok for live updates and BTS footage!
Q: What was it like working with Dina Dove?
Esthy: Dina Dove is an absolute angel, we match each other's energy perfectly. She is one of the most talented upcoming singer-songwriters that I know in LA. Her main genre as an artist is Rock, but she did great at writing this pop song with me! The energy is just through the roof!
Q: What does the songwriting process look like for you?
Esthy: We wrote this song as a TikTok challenge, to see if we can come up with something in 10 minutes based on a randomly generated word. We have the video of us writing this song on my TikTok and Reel page under @esthyofficial. It's quite funny, as we misread the word that was generated for the song: The original word was supposed to be descent and not decent - so this is why in the chorus we're spelling out D-E-(S)-C-E-N-T. Once we realized what happened we just thought it was too funny, so we ended up leaving the "mistake" as is.
Q: How has moving to Los Angeles influenced your music career?
Esthy: I love Los Angeles, it's absolutely my home. The support and creativity that surrounds me inspires me to be a better artist, producer, and mixing engineer every day. I am also able to direct, shoot and edit all my music videos with the support of my close friends. I could not think of a better place to be than here. I love the weather, the industry, and the people in it - great community!
Q: What do you enjoy most about being an artist?
Esthy: I love connecting with people through my art and songs. One of my favorite things is when someone tells me that I managed to write about something they can relate to, and it helps them work through things or makes them feel better. Even if it's just a fun and easy song like this one, I love that it makes people smile and move. It's just a sprinkle of joy.
Q: What is the best advice you have ever received?
Esthy: Ask and you shall receive! Don't be afraid to create or ask for opportunities, always go after what you want.
Interviewed By Kendall Koval