Newcomer Aislin Evans smashes it out of the park with vulnerable electro-pop ballad “Take It From Me”.
Citing the “nocturnal pop” of artists such as Banks, Aurora, and Dua Lipa as influences, alongside the poetry of Keaton Henson and Agnes Obel, Evans wrote the track onstage during her time at university.
“The song for me is a manifestation of the anxieties and pressure of balancing creativity with depression,” she explains. “I want you to feel that sense of desperation but dance anyway, because that's what I have to do (metaphorically) every day.”
With production from Dutch Melrose, Evans’ heartfelt ballad is elevated to brooding, aching synth-pop. There’s a sense of shifting unease reverberating throughout “Take It From Me” that sonically mirrors the lyrical content; a little unnerving, but thoroughly immersive all the same.