The Real Ding
Esthy - 'play pretend'
After spending the last few years treating us to a wave of fresh and uplifting pop delights, LA-based artist Esthy returns once again to offer up her latest lovelorn offering 'play pretend'.
Conjuring more of that warm and tender aesthetic she has built for herself since she first emerged, 'play pretend' makes for a wonderfully rousing listen from start to finish. Filled with rich and heartfelt textures, a soaring atmosphere, and her own captivating voice at the helm, she is certainly looking to pull on our heartstrings with this one.
While she has been cultivating this direction for herself for some time now, there is something about 'play pretend' that really stands out within her repertoire to date. With such a strong and driven approach to her songwriting, she has delivered a beautifully mesmerising release here.