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Ascending pop maverick E^ST (Mel Bester) has shared details of her forthcoming EP titled ‘Life Ain’t Always Roses.’ Due for release on October 26 via Fueled By Ramen in North America, the seven-track compilation features previous singles ‘Blowjob,’ ‘I Don’t Lack Imaginationand E^ST’s newest gem ‘Alien,’ which dropped today. For full EP track listing, see below. Pre-order ‘Life Ain’t Always Roses’ HERE.

Listen to “Alien” HERE.

E^ST says of the single: “This song is about feeling like an outsider in the world, where even doing ‘normal’ things like getting the bus or dancing can make you feel weird and out of place. And it’s calling out to others who might feel the same, in the hopes that feeling ‘alien’ can bring us together.

Having worked on ‘Life Ain’t Always Roses’ E^ST adds: “The EP documents me turning from a teenager into an adult and all the confusing things that happen during that time in one’s life. Some of these songs were fun to write, others were difficult, some took a lot of thought and others none at all. But at the core, every song is super honest and I feel relieved to have written them and to be able to share them now.

Unbound by past experience and influence, E^ST’s songwriting is united by a strong sense of melody and compelling vocal as well as a demonstrable commitment to the pop craft.

E^ST’s forthcoming ‘Life Ain’t Always Roses’s out worldwide on October 26.