Now performing under the moniker Emerson Snowe, Brisbane, Australia’s Jarrod Mahon, vocalist and guitarist of garage-pop outfit The Creases, has announced his debut EP alongside a single bursting with color and life, titled ‘Human.’

Inspired by the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Dev Hynes, Daniel Johnston, Patti Smith and fellow Australian Nick Cave—whom Snowe looks like a young version of—this wonderful weirdo is a unique byproduct of eclectic interests and brilliant artistic minds, and it certainly manifests itself through ‘Human.’

Held together by an infectious, slightly distorted acoustic guitar lead, airy keys and simple drum programming, ‘Human’ is a kinetic ball of deceitful optimism ready to unravel. Though I say deceitful, the heart beneath Snowe’s jangly single is upmost ernest. However, ernest does not fully capture ‘Human,’ it is also sobering when considering the singer’s story: “I want to feel like a human,” Snowe sings in the chorus.

Documenting struggles with mental illness and the toiling process of recovery from alcoholism, Snowe yearns for normalcy and acceptance. But with acceptance, the Brisbane-based artist desires to leave something behind, to be remembered, which he stated in an interview with Another Man Magazine back in 2018.

In the official music video for ‘Human,’ directed by Johnny Mackay aka Lord Fascinator, Snowe, dons numerous outfits, costumes and personalities, but forces a smile upon himself though there seems to be faint anguish and anxiety behind each grin.

Nevertheless, ‘Human’ is life-affirming, an incredible pop song and all the reason to pay close attention to Snowe as the release of his debut EP drops May 10.

Check out 'Human' above and make sure to follow Emerson Snow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Catch Emerson Snowe on the following UK & European tour dates:

7 May | East Bound Festival, Dublin
10-11 May | The Great Escape, Brighton
12 May | Gold Sounds Festival, Leeds
13 May | The Old England, Bristol
14 May | The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
16 May | The Hug and Pint, Glasgow
22 May | The Islington, London
24 May | La Boule Noire, Paris
25 May | London Calling, Amsterdam