Melbourne-based songwriter Esther Edquist, aka Sweet Whirl, has released 'Sweetness', the second single from her forthcoming record How Much Works
A soothing cut reminiscent lo-fi '90s alt-pop, 'Sweetness' pairs Edquist's breathy harmonies with colourful, sparse instrumentation with key changes galore. It's an absolute masterclass in minimalistic songwriting - less is always more, and it seems that Edquist's onto a winning formula with everything we've heard so far from How Much Works. Check it out below.
In a statement accompanying the release of the single, Edquist spoke of how the basis behind the song stemmed from the purchase of a quirky vintage drum machine, saying "I bought this old Rhythm Ace FR-8L drum machine which has this setting called 'RockN' Roll2' and when i heard it it reminded me of lots of indie pop songs from the early-mid 90s that used sampled or programmed beats instead of kits, eg. Sophie B Hawkins' 'Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover' and Neneh Cherry's 'Woman' and '7 Seconds'... I had to try it out."
How Much Works by Sweet Whirl is out Friday May 29 on Chapter Music/Inertia Music.