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  • Emma Kimberli

Review: "Play Pretend" - Esthy

The electro-pop song by Esthy is a must-listen for everyone. Beginning with soft guitar strums, this song will pull on your heart strings. The harmonious vocals and relatable song-writing got me hooked on this song right away. The lyricism is by far my favorite part of this piece. I'm blown away by how she puts the emotions into words so brilliantly. Despite the fact that this emotion is felt by many, she wrote it in a way I rarely hear. The unique sound of this pop track is incredibly good on the ears. Esthy produced this piece beautifully.

My first thoughts while listening to this track was that it, oddly enough, reminded me of early 2000's pop-punk. The vocal delivery reminds me so much of Hayley Williams from Paramore. I personally love the song-writing on this track; it tells a story too many people can relate to in such a real way. There's something that hits so hard when artists write, "It makes me want to die," so bluntly. Feeling that way feels anything but poetic, so it feels so much more real and relatable when artists put it candidly like Esthy does. The harmonization and tuning on the vocals adds another genius layer to this track.

Esthy is an LA-based singer and producer who has been releasing music for a few years now, posting her music on Spotify and YouTube since 2019. Other talents of hers are being a mixing engineer, filming, directing, and editing. In fact, she edits and directs all of her music videos. She's a vocal and proud member of the LGBTQ+ community. She also talks about her neurodivergency. She has an impressive following and is only growing more and more each day.

Written By Emma Kimberli



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