Mess Esque, the fantastic collaboration between McKisko‘s Helen Franzmann and Dirty Three‘s Mick Turner release the next single from their forthcoming self-titled album, due out next month via Drag City.
Sweetspot follows the album’s last single, Jupiter which was released last month.
You can listen watch/listen Sweetspot below.
Of the song, Franzmann comments:
“The song was about artists wanting to be in flow at first. The Sweetspot. I started setting an alarm at 2am and rising to write and record. Often I’d write down any dreams straight away into a book beside my bed. I was talking and thinking about dreams a lot at the time. Thinking about subconscious messaging and the things I suppress. There’s a line in the background where I sing ‘nobody wants to hear of my dreams’. Then I sent Mick another line ‘finally’ at the end. Guess I felt like he was listening on some level, through these songs. Pieces of my actual dream notes have been meshed in through the song. The ‘show me and I’ll show you’ was a message to Mick – this was one of the first songs we wrote together so it was all pretty weird and magical. We created a portal between my room and his studio with this record. I’d send something to him, he’d send something to me, back and forth, back and forth… until we were happy. “
“Jump on the Mess Esque express with the slow psyche soul groove of ‘Sweetspot’. One of my favourite Mess Esque songs from the album. It’s a soul song done by antipodean indie honkies. Did someone say ‘indie psych soul’ !?”
Stay tuned to Sun 13 for an interview with Mess Esque, which will be published during the week before the release of Mess Esque.
Mess Esque is due for release on October 22 via Drag City. Pre-order here.