Toronto’s For Esmé, fronted by Queen’s University alumnae Martha Meredith, is coming to Queen’s campus on Thursday, November 1st at Clark Hall.
The concert follows For Esmé’s recently released video for Modern Love (below) from their new album Righteous Woman,that was released last spring.
With Righteous Woman, Martha wanted to explore the themes of trying to be a modern, progressive and open minded woman and all the challenges that come along with that — a life approach that has proved again to often feel isolating.
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The Lakefield, Ontario-raised singer studied Psychology at Queen’s and did a lot of research when creating this new album, with songs that speak about self objectification, female anger, gaze, cat-calling, depression, & body image. To date, the single Doubtmouth has reached #2 on the CBC Radio 3 Top 30 and For Others was featured on Spotify’s Outliers playlist.
For Esmé’s name comes from the title of a story by J. D. Salinger – one of front woman Martha Meredith’s favourite authors – called ‘For Esmé with Love and Squalor’. She wrote a song on the album Sugar called ‘Franny & Zooey’ about another of Salinger’s stories, one of her all time favourite books.
For Esmé will be with Close Talker at Clark Hall on Queen’s campus on November 1st.
Photo (supplied): Laura Lynn Petrick