San Mei - Love In The Dark
29 Oct 2019
Having just been announced to showcase for a second time at SXSW in 2020 and having wrapped her debut national headline tour, Australian alt-pop artist San Mei announces her new single ‘Love In The Dark’. Produced in part by Scott Horscroft (Oh Mercy, Silverchair, Last Dinosaurs, The Presets) and Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy, Alex Lahey, Ali Barter, British India), ‘Love In The Dark’ is another step forward in the guitar heavy, delay-ridden, dreamy pop world of San Mei and the wider Australian indie scene.
Descending from San Mei’s personal experience, ‘Love In The Dark’ explores the idea of keeping something hidden inside as a result of anxiety that other people may not understand it or accept you. “For me, this is to do with my faith,” explains San Mei. “I often struggle to have the confidence to even acknowledge my beliefs around others, especially in the music industry, out of fear that I might look foolish, outdated, or like an outsider. But I’m realising that having the courage to be transparent about something that forms part of your identity is really important.”
In light of her own story, San Mei hopes this song will encourage others to be open about their own identity and beliefs, “no matter what their ‘something’ is that they have felt they’ve needed to hide, I hope they can eventually find their own confidence to come out of the dark.”
San Mei sparked the interest of tastemakers around the world in 2018 with her breakthrough single ‘Wonder’, which hit #1 on the Hype Machine chart, got added to triple j and cemented her in the most played unsigned artists, before going on to showcase at BIGSOUND Festival 2018. This excitement was equally shared by the likes of Jack River, Middle Kids, Gang Of Youths, K.Flay, Stella Donnelly, and K.Flay who invited San Mei to support them at shows around the country.
With the momentum continuing into 2019, San Mei was hand-picked by triple j Unearthed to make her debut major festival appearance at the iconic Falls Festival, played a mammoth nine shows at SXSW 2019, signed to Australian label etcetc, and most recently wrapped her debut national headline ‘Something Good’ tour.
Don’t miss San Mei supporting Ali Barter live around the country at one of the below dates.
SAN MEI TOUR DATES:
NOV 1 – OXFORD ART FACTORY – SYDNEY (supporting Ali Barter)
NOV 3 – ALTAR BAR – HOBART (supporting Ali Barter)
NOV 8 – THE CORNER HOTEL – MELBOURNE (supporting Ali Barter)
NOV 9 – THIS THAT FESTIVAL – NEWCASTLE
STREAM/DOWNLOAD SAN MEI - LOVE IN THE DARK: https://sanmei.lnk.to/LITDWE