Enchanting New Music Video by Estee
Estee is an alternative/pop/chillwave artist from Folly Beach, SC. Pulling musical inspiration from 80's synth-R&B, downtempo, dream pop, dark wave, and baroque pop, her influences have ranged from R&B afficionados like Sade and Norah Jones to rootsy songstresses like Stevie Nicks and Joni Mitchell, and sometimes draw comparisons to artists like Lana del Rey and Tei Shi. 2012 saw the release of her debut, a six-song EP called Green, with subject matter hopping back and forth between uplifting idealism and love lost, and musical styling shifting on each track. The tracks "Smile Pretty" and "Taste the Night" received some modest radio play on several independent and college stations in North Carolina and South Carolina.
In 2015, Estee released a new single called "Down" with an accompanying music video. The song was a collaboration with former bandmate Julie Slonecki and a transition to a more alternative sound. Later that year, production began on Estee's sophomore album (and debut full-length) with longtime collaborator Wolfgang Zimmerman (SUSTO, Brave Baby, Grace Joyner). In August 2017, the lead single "Blind" was released, a departure from previous releases and a taste of the matured, dreamy sound to come on the upcoming album. "Blind" was followed by "High", the second single from the upcoming album, In the Dream. Estee's first full-length album, In the Dream, is primed to arrive in 2018.
"High" was originally recorded with Wolfgang Zimmerman at the Space in 2016. "High" is the second single from Estee's upcoming album, In the Dream. It features guitar from James Frolio (Big Yen) and harmonies from Regina Ferguson. The rest of the production was handled by Estee, mixed by Wolfgang Zimmerman at Rialto Row and mastered by Jeremy Lubsey at Vlado Meller Mastering. The cover art is by, Nikki Scioscia, who is doing all of the artwork for this album.
"When I wrote 'High' I was falling in love again for the first time since a life-altering experience. This person helped me to trust others and myself again, to heal and dream again. 'High' was written from a place of falling in love with the world again. It is about being connected to everything around us, about becoming whole in oneself, and being fulfilled by giving love and light away." - Estee Gabay