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Just before the release of her stunning new album We Were Wild, Esmé Patterson unveils a brand new video for the title track. Shot purely on her iPhone in the beautiful wilds of Alaska, it encapsulates the sense of freedom and wonder of the song. We Were Wild, Esmé Patterson’s third album is released on 11th November 2016.

The lead track ‘Feel Right‘ is a high energy opener, a happy-go-lucky Esmé careening into early 2000s garage rock and is currently being played on 6Music, BBC London and Radio X. When you’re used to something, routine can be the most fun thing to smash to pieces. With that, Esmé’s typical quick and live-recording style which she used to create her debut All Princes, I and 2014’s Woman to Woman were jettisoned in favour of a prolonged period of pre-production.

The video for her new single, ‘We Were Wild‘ finds Esme playing the role of director, editor and producer as she films the picturesque Alaskan landscape on her iPhone. The narrative of the song acts as the perfect accompaniment to the video that celebrates freedom and journey. It breathes optimism, adventure and youthful innocence – a fitting theme to contrast the intense political climate that America is currently enduring.

We Were Wild is a cohesive but experimental album, teasing further ambitions without losing the glorious clutch of melodies and harmonies that hammers Esmé’s songwriting into your heart every time. Last time around, Esmé broke stereotypes and the one-dimensional views on females in songs. This time she’s snapping her own restraints and weaving her way to more freedom than she ever thought she could have. Catch Esmé on tour this winter when she supports Frank Turner throughout November and December as well as her own headline shows in Dublin and London.

Esmé says: “Really looking forward to my British Entrance (‘brentrance’) tour this November and December, opening for the one and only Frank Turner! Thanks so much to the wonderful folks at Xtra Mile for releasing We Were Wild to the rest of the world, it’s such a pleasure working with that rad team. See you soon, UK!

Source: Esme Patterson


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