E^ST is the creative monicker of 20-year-old Australian singer Mel Bester. She's released a couple of EPs and experienced some success with her anthemic 2017 song "Life Goes On." Recently, she teamed up with Oak Felder of crazy hitmaking duo Pop & Oak for her new song, "I Don't Lack Imagination," which is premiering on The FADER today.
In an email, she explains that the song's inspiration comes from a very relatable place — when the object of your affection isn't actually what they appeared to be. "This one is about all your hopes and dreams about someone being crushed as soon as you get to know them better," she said. "It’s kind of like my inner monologue while I’m having to suffer spending time with this person.” This song is "an ode to all the bad first dates we suffer through."