Esthero Announces Title of Third Album, 'Everything Is Expensive'
Now I'm not really one to create an entire blog post around one, single Tweet...aw who am I kidding. Of course I am! One of my favorite Canadian-born, California-based singer/songwriters Esthero (AKA Jenny-Bea Englishman) Tweeted the working title for her forthcoming third album.
@theRealEsthero: The album is called 'everything is expensive' - mainly because I'm pretty sure 'let's talk about Sax' is takenI can hardly contain my excitement here! I've been on pins and needles, waiting for new material to surface from Esthero. I first heard Esthero's "O.G. Bitch," which was released as an EP with a whole slew of remixes. At the time "O.G. Bitch" came out I was relatively new to the whole electronica/dance music scene but her smooth soulful vocals sold me almost instantaneously. When her 2005 (Warner Brothers/Reprise) record, Wikked Lil' Grrrls came out I was already a fan. When I started hearing her music on TV and in films, I would get a little giddy because I knew who she was! Why the album didn't solidify Esthero's place in the mainstream is a mystery to me. Wikked Lil' Grrrls is an underrated album if you ask me, one that should have launched Esthero into the stars. Featuring high-profile appearances by Sean Lennon, André 3000 and Cee-Lo not to mention musical gems like "Fastlane," "Thank Heaven 4 You" and of course the title track - this album is still one I listen to today and love.
Breath From Another, Esthero's debut album (Sony/The WORK Group) came out back in 1998 and featured two official singles - the title track, "Breath From Another" and "Heaven Sent." "That Girl" was also released as a promotional single with a companion music video. Admittedly I wasn't familiar with Esthero prior to "O.G. Bitch" and the Wikked Lil' Girls album, but the whole Trip-hop sound of her debut still sucks me in.
While we eagerly await details on her forthcoming album, we're fortunate enough to be graced with some snippets of new music. Listen to a beautiful new song called "You Don't Get A Song" over on This Is Real Music. Also worth a listen - an incredibly stunning ballad from the new album called "Black Mermaid." Want to download some Esthero to hold you over? Well - U.S. iTunes doesn't have Breath From Another but you can get it HERE. iTunes has Wikked Lil' Girls (HERE) as well as "O.G. Bitch" (HERE). Also worth the download, Esthero's "We R In Need of a Musical Revolution" EP (HERE). Look out for more info on the new album (hopefully) soon! You can also catch up and ask Esthero some questions via Formspring so make sure you do that too.