With her Mr. Perfect the 24 year old Dublin Ireland indie-pop producer and classically-trained singer-songwriter ESSIRAY — aka Rachel Murphy — delivers a gladdening splotchload of thought-provoking wondershine into our lives!
Talking about the new single, ESSIRAY says, “Mr Perfect isn’t about one person or one situation, for me it’s about the combination of emotions I’ve felt though out my early twenties and navigating my love life.”
in this male dominated society it can often feel like we’re being told how to act and how to present ourselves…Essiray
“ As a young woman in this male dominated society it can often feel like we’re being told how to act and how to present ourselves; trying to live up to this societal standard created by men.”
Set amongst fantastical sprinkles of sound and super-trinketing rhythms, the tuft-taffeta ‘n’ warming voice is plushy though not capitulating: perhaps this song is about gentle alignment (but it’s not about compliance!)
Words: @neilmach 2023 ©
Photo: Daniel Fennessy