Kesmar Gives Us A Beachy Performance In New Video “Back Up”

Coastal pop

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Sydney artist Kesmar keeps our adrenalines grooving in new single “Back Up,” a sassy coastal pop piece bleached with shiny synths and sexy saxophone that gives you a break from all the ongoing chaos. “Back Up” was originally written at the beginning of this year before shit hit the fan, which you can definitely feel from its infectious sanguine vibes. It also comes with a video filmed by Redd Sarson where we see Kesmar perform by the ocean:

On the track, Kesmar shared:

“I wrote ‘Back Up’ alone in my tiny bedroom studio at the start of 2020, really didn’t have a worry at this point in time, the world hadn’t begun to self-destruct yet and I think that reflects in the overall feeling of the song. It started like most of my tunes, found a chord progression I was inspired by and that then laid down a simple beat and built it up from there. Obviously, it takes inspiration from Michael McDonald but I had also been listening to a lot of Brazilian music at the time. They’re chord and percussion choices especially, someone like Rita Lee really just can’t do any wrong. After sitting with the demo for a few months I then took it to Tobias Priddle and we fleshed it out to what it has become today. We made the main groove out of a stack of four different sounds. A Clavinet, hollow-body Gibson Guitar, Fender Rhodes and Juno 60. They all blended into basically one instrument that drives the whole song and gives the rhythm the room to breathe.”

The track is from his upcoming EP, which will be out early next year.