Bare all on sultry RnB club gem ‘Shut Up’
MEYY and object blue join forces on ‘Shut Up’, the result of an inspiring music writing camp organised by Platoon’s ‘She Runs The Board’, ‘she said.so’ and ESEA Music, the community for the UK’s East and South East Asian music industry. Shining a light on the ESEA music community and female producers, songwriters & engineers in the industry, it’s a project close to the artist’s hearts.
‘Shut Up’ draws on a myriad of influences from RnB, soul, pop, UK bass, dubstep and techno, which melds seamlessly over MEYY’s sultry delivery and object blue’s deft inspired production, all the while maintaining an authentic DIY feel.
London based Belgian-Korean alt-pop star MEYY joined fellow London based / Beijing raised DJ / producer object blue for a 3 day writing camp over Summer and everything just clicked. MEYY: “Working with object blue was incredible. She’s so effortlessly talented and sharp and I think her deep affection and love for music is felt so thoroughly in everything she makes.” object blue: “It’s really nice to work with someone who has a different skillset. MEYY improvises melodies and they’re all beautiful, all fitting to what we made.”
MEYY says: “‘Shut Up’ is an ode to all the heartbreakers trying to stand tall in their innocence. To all the actors and actresses who are, consciously or subconsciously, holding up the mirror while blowing smoke into your bedroom. A sleazy lullaby for a fever dream. I love that this song has tragedy and despair as well as sassy and silly bits. I think both parts are really important. “
This coming together of minds was made possible through Platoon’s ’She Runs The Boards’ music writing camp in partnership with ESEA Music and creative organisation shesaid.so.
For this brand new program, ESEA Music worked with Platoon to curate and A&R the artists’ group sessions that took place across 3 full days at Platoon’s new state of the art Platoon 7 Studios over in Tileyard London. The aim was to shine a light on the ESEA Music community and to increase the number and visibility of female producers, songwriters & engineers in the industry. These sessions resulted in 2 brilliant singles from each of the artist groups, the first of which is MEYY x object blue’s ’Shut Up’.
More on MEYY:
MEYY seduces her audience with angelic vocals, innovative aesthetics and ethereal soundscapes, hailing from the directions of New Time R&B and progressive pop. For the London-based, Belgian-Korean creative song writing begins with an imaginative aesthetic reference which then forms the focus of her music. With a background in dance but also Civil Engineering, MEYY understands the manufacturing of worlds. She invites her fans to transcend the real world and join her in a glossy digital universe where scandalous lullabies for the night-time and bubbly love songs for the day-time shape the adventures of their own imaginary avatars.
Media, press and tastemakers are onto MEYY. 2023 was the year she turned all eyes on her. With the release of her EP Digital Gloss, a headline tour, support shows for pop stars Lolo Zouai and Angele (both artists asked for MEYY personally) and a viral moment on TikTok, no one can deny she’s on the brink of breaking through.
And object blue:
Over the past few years, object blue has become one of electronic music’s most crucial new artists. Her third critically acclaimed EP in 2019 FIGURE BESIDE ME and recent sweltering collaborative club EP with TSVI on Nervous Horizons Hyperaesthesia garnered support from everyone from i-D, Pitchfork, RA, The FACE, Pitchfork, Dazed, CRACK, Mixmag, DJ Mag, Hunger and more.
Always keeping fans on their toes, in 2021 she made a theatrical return to TT label with a 5-track new audio-visual EP Grotto that saw her explore a more melodically rich and ornamental direction with her music alongside a unique virtual live show creatively directed by object blue and her wife and creative partner, Natalia Podgórska. She was also invited to DJ at the iconic Smithfields Market as part of fabric’s incredible ‘London Unlocked’ stream series.
object blue has turned in remixes for everyone from Murlo, Jasper James, Crystal Murray to Seb Wildblood, been invited to record her debut BBC R1 Essential Mix and performed live at Paris Fashion Week, after composing the music for Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood SS20 and worked and collaborated with brands including Apple, Adidas and more. object blue was also announced a SHAPE artist for 2020, one of Soundcloud’s 10 Artists to Watch and Mixmag’s Class of 2020.
Shut Up / 22 November