– Shares new single “Day 4 (Landing)”
After recently announcing her new EP, ‘The Acid Caves Vol 1’, set for release April 27th, London-based producer, singer & songwriter Esther Joy is sharing another slice of her left-field electronic sounds with the second track from the record,“Day 4 (Landing)”.
Esther will be releasing each track with a section of story. Below is the excerpt for “Day 4 (Landing)“:
“This song is the second in the Acid Caves story, following a young alien ‘Silipur’ in a world where all intelligent lifeforms are able to see in a new dimension called ‘The Chaos’. The Chaos gives the ability to see, understand and manipulate emotional energy which is fuelling the universe. Humans are the only beings that lack this ability as a fixation on ego stunted their natural evolution.
‘Day 4 (Landing)’ is based on Silipur’s first day on Earth. She is overwhelmed by the psychological state of the planet and the emotional toxicity of it’s atmosphere. Humans cannot understand ‘The Chaos’ and have therefore left their planet to emotional ruin. I wanted this song to feel violent and intrusive, as if you are experiencing the extremity and destruction of earth for the very first time.”
Esther explains the narrative she imagines for this record:
‘The Acid Caves’ is based in a universe in which all planets are connected by an energy system called ‘The Chaos’. The Chaos is the energy that sustains all planets & all life forms. It’s the emotional, the spiritual & the supernatural.
Over the last millennium, all lifebloods (non-humans) developed the ability to physically see and manipulate this energy, leading to huge advancements in better mental health and supernatural power. For humans, however, their overpowered ego and transfixion with technology significantly stunted their natural evolution and are now the only life-form unable to see or understand The Chaos.
Despite their ignorance, humans play a vital role in supporting the universe by pumping huge amounts of emotional energy into The Chaos system. They cannot use or manipulate this energy like other planets so they have been serving as a powerful and sustainable source for others.
This, however, is all going to change –
Tinder, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, virtual friends, virtual life, virtual love, virtual sex.
Each step closer to virtual life has reduced the power of human contact and with that, The Chaos is fading, Earth is dying and the destruction of the universe is inevitable.
As the threat of extinction grows, all planet leaders join together and propose volunteers to join the mission. The volunteers will travel to Earth via The Chaos system in an attempt to warn humans of their destruction. The gate to Earth has never, and will never be opened again, as humans are considered too unpredictable and dangerous. It will be a one-way journey for those who depart.
In order to travel to Earth using the Chaos System, there must be a trade with another on the opposite side. As humans are completely unaware of this, it was decided that the closest to consent a volunteer could receive would be a human suicide, as it represented a decision to leave Earth.
This story will follow Silipur, a lonely, cynical lifeblood who chooses to abandon her planet illegally for Earth. She is one of many who will try to break through the temporary gate in hope of tasting Earth’s purest energy.
See Esther Joy live:
17th – 19th May – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton
‘The Acid Caves’ tracklist:
1. Day 1 (Silipur Leaves Home)
2. Day 4 (Landing)
3. Day 5 (What He Found)
‘The Acid Caves’ artwork: