How Low

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    The debut album by Ess-Em is finally here! After 5 years of writing and gigging around Sydney and Newcastle, the Sydney based pianist/accordionisma finally has finally something to show for it.
    The punk/gypsy/folk/pop, self-titled debut features 7 renowned guest musicians including dub/reggae percussion powerhouse Declan Kelly, and members from The Button Collective and Scarlet's Revenge.
    The album is presented in a lovely gatefold card case with booklet, artwork by Sarah-Marie Marriott and Reese Geronimo.

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I don’t want to be a second prize for you
To polish when you please,
I want you to want me
So I’ll get down on my knees,
And scream and shout at the universe
For these cards that I’ve been dealt,
While punishing and abusing my heart
For the feelings that its felt.

How low
Will you go
To be whole?
Sacrifice your inner self to be paired with another soul?
How low
Will you go
To be whole?
Don’t rack your brains,
Don’t make that diamond change
Back into a slab of coal.

So how much can you change a man
So that all he sees is you?
There’s only so much you can change with words,
Maybe you should try change too?
But for all my years through tears and strife
I’ve turned out the better one,
So fuck your metamorphosis
I’m sticking to my guns!

For all the things that I am not
And for all the things that I won’t do -
You’ll never find a better bird
Than I who’s flying far away from you,
‘Coz I have confidence in myself;
I can take another hit,
From one that compliments my other half -
I do not need your shit.


from Ess​-​Em, track released July 9, 2015
Sarah-Marie Marriott: Vocals, Piano, Accordion
Jake Pember: Double Bass
Declan Kelly: Percussion
Olga Solar: Violin



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Ess-em is the solo project for local Sydney-based pianist/accordionisma SM Marriott.

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