Esseks Creates Equilibrium in New EP, ‘The Uncertain Future’

Producer and visual artist Sam Eckstein, also known as Esseks, has unleashed another one of his creations on the world. His latest work is an EP called The Uncertain Future, which dropped on July 8.

The EP’s six tracks and accompanying tarot card-style illustrations are a cerebral joyride, a feast for the eyes and ears. It communicates the feelings of anxiety and existential dread that many of us have felt these past two years.

The EP begins with the title track, setting the stage with a slow and ominous swell that fills the mind with curiosity. You can feel that this is leading up to something epic. The jittery buzzes continue into “Looking In,” leaving you excited for the possibilities (or terrors) to come next. By “Judgemental,” the continuous building from the first two tracks has reached its fever pitch.

Overall, The Uncertain Future is a tasteful blend of cerebral and melodic. It’s heady enough to make you contemplate the universe, but still danceable and catchy, as evidenced in “Justice Served,” especially.

To celebrate the EP, Esseks will also host an EP release party and art show at The Meadows in Brooklyn. Joining him on the lineup will be special guest tiedye ky.

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Ashley is a multimedia journalist based in Nashville, TN. She holds a Master of Art in Journalism from USC and a Bachelor of Music from Vanderbilt. With nearly 10 years of music industry experience, Ashley is well-versed in reporting, editing, artist interviews, and podcast production. When she's not headbanging at the rail to filthy wubz, you can find her in the garden, hiking, or sipping herbal tea while she writes in her dream journal.