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Phone a Friend: Advice from E^ST.

Phone a Friend: Advice from E^ST.

"I’ve always used songwriting as a form of self-regulation, and a way to process my thoughts and emotions. Sometimes those things don’t become clear until after I’ve finished the song, and I’m like, 'Oh hold up,'" says E^ST (real name: Mel Bester) of her favourite thing about utilising songwriting as an emotional outlet.

About if there's a specific song on her debut album 'I'm Doing It' that best represents her current feelings, she says: "I’m probably in a 'Maybe It’s Me' zone haha. This year’s been hectic and weird and I’ve been a bit disoriented. So, that song’s hitting home again."

But with her debut full-length out now, E^ST says she plans "to pop some champagne and toast to this album of mine!"

And some life hacks from her follow below...

SOME ADVICE FROM SOMEONE WHO'S TRYING TO GET THEIR SHIT TOGETHER:

Decisions aren’t normally as big as they feel, so try not go get too hung up on them.

Spinach is good in/on most things tbh.

Always buy more socks than you think you need.

Getting a "weird vibe" can sometimes only be just a feeling, but better to be safe than sorry.

Most cats appreciate being greeted, even if it’s just so that they can ignore you.

Let things change your mind.

Seek out the Milky Way if you can.

Believe in your friends.

Listen to E^ST's album here and watch the music video for 'Maybe It's Me' below:

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