Track Of The Day: Esther Joy – ‘Day 4 (Landing)’

Unusual artist Esther Joy has released the second track from her upcoming record The Acid Caves Vol 1 (released April 27th), and it’s a warped ear-worm which continues to document the story of the character at the centre of the concept record: young alien Silipur.

The London-based producer’s electronic manipulations on new single ‘Day 4 (Landing)’ are mind-bendingly catchy, and Esther has accompanied them with the following explanation:

“This song is the second in the Acid Caves story, following a young alien ‘Silipur’ in a world where all intelligent lifeforms are able to see in a new dimension called ‘The Chaos’. The Chaos gives the ability to see, understand and manipulate emotional energy which is fuelling the universe. Humans are the only beings that lack this ability as a fixation on ego stunted their natural evolution.

‘Day 4 (Landing)’ is based on Silipur’s first day on Earth. She is overwhelmed by the psychological state of the planet and the emotional toxicity of it’s atmosphere. Humans cannot understand ‘The Chaos’ and have therefore left their planet to emotional ruin. I wanted this song to feel violent and intrusive, as if you are experiencing the extremity and destruction of earth for the very first time.”

We’re enthralled by Esther’s narratives and are highly anticipating the next slice. Listen to “Day 4 (Landing)” below, and follow Esther Joy’s alien tales on Facebook.

LISTEN: Esther Joy – ‘Day 1 (Silipur Leaves Home)’

London-based producer Esther Joy is an intriguing character. Having spent the last year touring with Charli XCX’s band and collaborating with artists like Tourist, she’s re-emerged with her new single ‘Day 1 (Silipur Leaves Home)’. The track is taken from her upcoming concept EP, The Acid Caves Vol 1, set for release on 27th April.

The Acid Caves is based in a universe in which all planets are connected by an energy system called ‘The Chaos’,” Esther explains about her supernatural-inspired EP.”‘The Chaos’ is the energy that sustains all planets & all life forms. Over the last millennium, all lifebloods (non-humans) developed the ability to physically see and manipulate this energy, leading to huge advancements in better mental health and supernatural power. For humans however, their overpowered ego and transfixion with technology significantly stunted their natural evolution and are now the only life-form unable to see or understand ‘The Chaos’.”

“This story will follow Silipur, a lonely, cynical lifeblood who chooses to abandon her planet illegally for Earth. She is one of many who will try to break through the temporary gate in hope of tasting Earth’s purest energy.” We’re impressed by Esther Joy’s unusual ideas and intense sonic soundscapes.

Listen to ‘Day 1 (Silipur Leaves Home)’ below and follow her on Facebook for more updates.

The Acid Caves Vol 1 is set for release April 27th.

Kate Crudgington