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Estere shares ‘Rent’

In a society that values material possessions as a measurement of success, how do we rebuild the meaning of ‘ownership’ to give true power?

Singer-songwriter, producer and social anthropologist, Estère encourages us to think about the preceding question in her hyper-percussive new track ‘Rent’, out today.

This new track is accompanied by a stunning, dance-heavy video, which sees Estère twist her way around various physical obstacles, including an army of pink pastel doors. The dance was choreographed by Estère with Wellingtonian dancer Emma Martin, creating a dance sequence that is both powerful and playful.

“My movement [in the video] sometimes comes across a bit unpolished, gawky – which I think rings true to this idea of ownership and just doing what you would naturally do in your own body. It’s not about being the best,” Estère reflects.

The entrancing visual was filmed in the lush surroundings of the Waitakere Ranges, directed by Alexander Gandar (Humans) and produced by Billie Ruck. Photo credit – Shamima Lone.

‘Rent’ is the first taste of whats to come from Part Two of Estere’s forthcoming double album, My Design, On Others’ Lives. The two-part work is due for release on Friday 27th April. It will be available on CD and vinyl (via RPM), cassette (via Prison Tapes) and all digital platforms (via DRM NZ). Continue reading