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Maria Cecilia Tedemalm explains the song: "'Hidden Track' is a song that took a long time to complete. The music was entirely realised at least a year before the lyrics were written. Lyrically the chorus is a direct nod to the classic Germs song "What We Do Is Secret"; however thematically 'Hidden Track' explores the inner workings of relational drama. A constant push pull to fully understand and learn about the other person without surrendering yourself in the process.
"The themes in this track propel the emotional life of the album as a whole, which explores the desire and impossibility to know or be known by others and that at times we are even strangers to ourselves. As a band, we’ve always been influenced by psychoanalytic literature, including our name, Es, which is a Freudian term for the most buried and untethered parts of one’s psyche. With several tracks on the album, including Hidden Track, through both the lyrics as well as the musical dynamics we try to bring a sense of this uncanny to the fore."
You can listen to "Hidden Track" below. Less of Everything, the debut album from Es, will be out April 3 via Upset the Rhythm. You can pre-order a copy here. For more on Es, check them out on Facebook.