Australian teen songwriter and (a.k.a Mel Bester) has always moved to the beat of her own drum. Maybe it’s because music has been the one constant in her life (she relocated to Australia from South Africa when she was a kid, moving house with her family close to 30 times). Or perhaps it’s something more innate that sets her apart from her peers: a natural curiosity teamed with a gift for expressing the conflicted emotions of youth in her own distinctive voice.
E^ST piqued the interest of the Australian music scene after uploading just one track to Triple J Unearthed and subsequently became a verified one-to-watch. At only 20 years old, she has three stellar EP’s under her belt, her debut EP - Old Age, The Alley EP and 2016’s offering ‘ Get Money! EP’.
2017’s single offering was ‘Life Goes On’ to which she received huge critical acclaim, amassed over 7 million streams and become the #1 most played track on Australian, Triple J.
“With her tender, soulful vocals E^ST ushers lost souls into her embrace on a triumphantly lush EP that makes bittersweet an emotion.” – Happy
“There’s no doubt E^ST... has talent in abundance and her music has a maturity and polish beyond her years”. – i.D