For Esmé Asks You To Be Kind And Rewind For The 80s Inspired "Make A Sound"

The Toronto electro-pop trio's new video is a colourful disco dream your parents would love.

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Feb 23 2016, 4:00pm


Photo courtesy of Devon Little

Have you ever recorded The A-Team on VHS? Toronto natives For Esmé probably have. In their video for "Make A Sound" the band teamed up with Puncture Design, the people responsible for WayHome music festival, to recreate the nostalgic feeling of a glitchy VHS 80s disco-dream. Much like a normal tape would, the video skips out of rhythm while For Esmé perform against a flickering screen with an electro-pop infused take of moody disco.

"Growing up in the country meant my cable access was pretty limited. I spent a lot of time trying to recreate videos and performances I'd taped or seen elsewhere with my parents' video camera," singer Martha Meredith explains. "Highlights include attempting to write, direct and star in a homemade sequel to Spice World, a very serious attempt to recreate Labyrinth in its entirety, and a pretty impressive lip-sync and air-synth performance to Whigfield’s ‘Saturday Night’". Watch the video below.

Byron Yan is a writer from Toronto. Follow him on Twitter.