Melisa Bester Unveils New Musical Chapter: Headaches Emerges with 'Make It Somehow'
In a thrilling musical comeback, Melisa Bester, formerly known as E^ST, is set to mesmerize fans with her latest venture, Headaches. Alongside this announcement, Bester introduces the world to her newest single, 'Make It Somehow', a collaborative effort with long-time friend and fellow artist, Golden Vessel. This exciting project is a prelude to an upcoming collaboration album and will be marked by a series of live performances alongside the acclaimed New Zealand collective, LEISURE.
Melisa Bester's musical journey is nothing short of extraordinary. Having left an indelible mark on the industry from a young age, her distinctive voice and genre-blending approach set her apart. By the age of 16, Bester had already written an EP, departed from school, and inked a major label record deal. By 21, she had achieved what many only dream of—supporting renowned acts like Panic at the Disco and Twenty One Pilots, releasing a debut album, and earning accolades from the likes of Rolling Stone and NME.
After the release of her critically acclaimed album 'I'm Doing It' in 2020, an introspective project capturing her evolving emotional states, Bester decided it was time for a hiatus. In 2023, she reemerged with a heartfelt message to her fans, expressing gratitude for their support during the E^ST era and introducing her new artistic identity as Headaches. The break allowed her the time and space needed for personal growth and paved the way for an exciting new chapter in her musical career.
Headaches marks the rebirth of Melisa Bester as an artist. The debut track, 'Make It Somehow', is a collaboration with Maxwell Byrne, the creative force behind Golden Vessel. With a Grammy Award Nomination to his name, Byrne infuses electronic music with hip-hop, indie-rock, and alternative pop influences, resulting in a sound that draws comparisons to Mount Kimbie, Toro y Moi, and Arcade Fire.
The single 'Make It Somehow' encapsulates the best of both artists, presenting an indie pop-electronic fusion. The track serves as a poignant soundtrack to the universal and often indescribable feeling we all experience at some point—the pang when something isn't right, and we're unsure how to fix it. Far from offering easy resolutions, the song embraces the authenticity of acknowledging that not every disquiet can be neatly packaged or resolved. It celebrates the beauty of accepting imperfections and the complexities of life.