Dreamy as can be, delightful feels of lightness, Australian singer/songwriter Esmé is making the time stop as she rises her voice.
Her sound is so pure… Throughout her new video, which showcases a stunning acoustic performance, she breathes life into her single, titled Ella, released on August 9, 2019,and available on all the streaming platforms.
Ella is born in Brooklyn in October 2018, from a magical studio session with top producers Royce Wood Junior (NAO, Jamie Woon), Twilite Tone (Kanye West, Gorillaz) and Chris Penning.
As a result, the track named after one of her biggest inspirations mesmerizes with lushly layered vocals floating over the top of swelling synths and samples of Ella Fitzgerald.
“I was always drawn to a certain kind of jazz voice growing up, Esmé reveals, a breathy sound that almost seems fragile, but it isn’t, and often reminiscent of a horn instrument, like Chet Baker. Listening to voices like Ella Fitzgerald always took me to a lighter place when I was young; this song kind of pays homage to that feeling, and to her.”
Listening to the sound of jazz, trying to own the tone of horn players, it took her many years before she could at last find the confidence in her voice.
Back in 2017, she self-released her debut single Come With Me which won the attention Triple J radio, Sony 301 and MTV in her home country, who gave her the opportunity to open for Amy Shark at Australia’s first ever MTV Unplugged 2018.
After the sophomore I Wonder produced by Nick Herrera (Hiatus Kaiyote), Esmé is now ready to present a full body of work following her creative two-week trip to New York last year.
Her debut EP is to be expected at the end of 2019.