With a show at The Great Escape this weekend and new EP 'The Acid Caves Vol 1' out this week, London-based singer, songwriter & producer, Esther Joy is sharing the third & final single from the record "Day 5 (What He Found)".

Esther created an alternate universe to go with this new record. Below is the story behind "Day 5 (What He Found)":

"At this point in time, earths resources are so depleted due to the dying planet that humans now live in small communities and are responsible for there own care. People of all trades were divided equally into these small ‘compounds’ in a hope of creating equal opportunity and self-sufficiency. No state or overarching power exists, only the heads of each compound.

Silipur is on earth but the human condition is so different and near impossible to comprehend that her emotional state has left her too weak to move. Collapsed in a side street, a young man walking by finds her and carries her to the hostel he is staying in. These hostels exist for those who did not have family or friends they could join the compound with or were considered vulnerable.

The man who finds Silipur is Liken.'

"Day 5 (What He Found)" is about the first meeting of Silipur and Liken, two beings both rejected by their kind and a mantra of their story to follow. It talks about the message that Silipur must bring to planet Earth and how man will neither listen nor hear it. They will only run.



Esther explains the narrative she imagines for this record:
'The Acid Caves’ is based in a universe in which all planets are connected by an energy system called ‘The Chaos’. The Chaos is the energy that sustains all planets & all life forms. It's the emotional, the spiritual & the supernatural.

Over the last millennium, all lifebloods (non-humans) developed the ability to physically see and manipulate this energy, leading to huge advancements in better mental health and supernatural power. For humans, however, their overpowered ego and transfixion with technology significantly stunted their natural evolution and are now the only life-form unable to see or understand The Chaos.

Despite their ignorance, humans play a vital role in supporting the universe by pumping huge amounts of emotional energy into The Chaos system. They cannot use or manipulate this energy like other planets so they have been serving as a powerful and sustainable source for others.

This, however, is all going to change -

Tinder, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, virtual friends, virtual life, virtual love, virtual sex.

Each step closer to virtual life has reduced the power of human contact and with that, The Chaos is fading, Earth is dying and the destruction of the universe is inevitable.

As the threat of extinction grows, all planet leaders join together and propose volunteers to join the mission. The volunteers will travel to Earth via The Chaos system in an attempt to warn humans of their destruction. The gate to Earth has never, and will never be opened again, as humans are considered too unpredictable and dangerous. It will be a one-way journey for those who depart.

In order to travel to Earth using the Chaos System, there must be a trade with another on the opposite side. As humans are completely unaware of this, it was decided that the closest to consent a volunteer could receive would be a human suicide, as it represented a decision to leave Earth.

This story will follow Silipur, a lonely, cynical lifeblood who chooses to abandon her planet illegally for Earth. She is one of many who will try to break through the temporary gate in hope of tasting Earth’s purest energy.

See Esther Joy live:
18th May - The Great Escape Festival, Brighton