Today Estère releases her coveted new mini album My Design, out digitally today via DRM NZ. The new six-track offering is part one in a prolific two-part album My Design, On Others’ Lives, due for release in March 2018.
My Design is a colourful patchwork of thoughts, feelings and stories, featuring the hypnotic ballad of gamechanger and Bordello resident, Magdelaine Lavirgin (‘Ambition’), the blue screen war of ‘Pro Bono Techno Zone’ and the conceptualisation of ‘control’ in her latest single ‘Control Freak’.
Breaking conventional barriers is a pivotal element in Estère’s two-part, sophomore album My Design, On Other’s Lives. She didn’t want anyone else to record or produce it and she didn’t want to write songs about love (except to her Grandmother).
Recorded at her home studio in a suburban 40’s Wellington villa, Estère’s production paints a canvas of unique juxtaposition. Citing the meaty side of electronic music with succulent bass and weighty drums then contrasting it with warm acoustic textures paired with the ethereal side of pop/jazz melodies, it’s clear why Estère stands apart in her own genre, Electric Blue Witch-Hop.
“I’ve always been fascinated by other people. But there was a period in my life where I went a little crazy. I was coping with a variety of stresses and there was a traumatic incident that left me feeling disconnected and literally out of my body for a couple of months. I was really terrified I was going to stay feeling like that forever. But during that period of detachment from myself it was like I became more connected to other things. I read a list of autobiographies and philosophy books, I experienced the world differently and after coming out of that state – I became terminally interested in the live’s of other’s.” – Estère
Estère – My Design