Robin Kester returns with limber indie pop single Leave Now

Robin Kester returns with limber indie pop single Leave Now

Robin Kester returns with a limber indie pop song Leave Now. The song is the first track since the release of her mini-album This Is Not A Democracy. Since the critically acclaimed release, Kester has drawn a wide range of comparisons, ranging from Portishead, Broadcast to Julia Holter. Though operating on a comparable sonic wavelength, Robin Kester is a distinct voice coming fully into her own with lots of new music to be released later this year. The first song is out today: Leave Now.

Robin Kester and her band have just returned from SXSW in Austin, TX. The new single premiered on Lauren Laverne's show on BBC Radio 6 Music this morning. Leave Now is produced by Robin Kester together with Marien Dorleijn, chief songwriter of acclaimed indie rockers Moss, Emily Cross (Loma, Cross Record) plays clarinets on the track, additional production and mix by Ali Chant (Aldous Harding, PJ Harvey), while Joe Lambert (Sharon Van Etten, The Antlers) was called in for the mastering.

If fear keeps you from doing things, your world becomes smaller. Overcoming that fear by courting new, sometimes unnerving situations is the premise of the debut album by Dutch recording artist and musician Robin Kester. Kester’s experimental pop exudes a hazy euphoria and dark tension: the thrill of your synapses firing on all cylinders before turning into fully-formed thought. Leave Now tells the tale of a chaotic trip to Vietnam, a rude awakening of new sensations going into overdrive.

Drifting between the outer realms of chamber pop, electronic music and psychedelic rock, Kester writes wholly adventurous music. Not adventurous per se in the naive sense, since there’s always some element of mystery on the prowl. Having moved around from town to town a lot as a child, many of her songs reframe past impressions into wandering reflections, often inspired by specific moments and sceneries.


Robin Kester is terug met een nieuwe single. De indiepop track Leave Now is de eerste sinds de release van haar alom geprezen mini-album This Is Not A Democracy. Robin Kester – net teruggekeerd van het Amerikaanse showcasefestival SXSW in Austin, waar ze met haar band vier shows speelde – hoort vandaag haar nieuwe single in première gaan in de ochtendshow van Lauren Laverne op het Britse BBC Radio 6 Music.

Als angst je ervan weerhoudt om dingen te doen, wordt je wereld kleiner. Die angst overwinnen door nieuwe, soms zenuwslopende situaties juist op te zoeken, is het uitgangspunt in de nieuwe muziek van de Nederlandse muzikant Robin Kester. Kesters experimentele pop ademt een donkere spanning uit. Met haar hypnotiserende stemgeluid en voorliefde voor vintage synths maakt Robin Kester muziek die tegelijkertijd vervoerend en opzwepend is.

Leave Now is geproduceerd door Robin Kester samen met Marien Dorleijn (Moss), met additionele productie en mix door Ali Chant (Aldous Harding, PJ Harvey). Joe Lambert (Sharon Van Etten, The Antlers) is verantwoordelijk voor de mastering.