‘Nomads’ is the last single before the Estère releases her double album My Design, On Others’ Lives, which is due out Friday 27th April. This new track is Estère’s personal study of forced mass movement in both a story of pain, beauty and resurrection.
“Nomads is about exploring identity and where we come from,” says Estère.“Everyone is of a people that at some point migrated from another place. I think a lot of the time, group migration is extremely painful and is born of life-shattering circumstances. But it’s also amazing how human beings can transcend borders – through shared experiences. I think now more than ever, it’s important that we open our hearts and homes to people who have been forced to leave their motherlands.”
The long-awaited follow up to her self-titled debut is out in two weeks time, marking a creative turning point in the world of Wellington-based producer and performer, Estère Dalton, who wrote, recorded and arranged the project, working with engineers Simon Gooding, Lee Prebble and Benny Tones on mixing.
Estère also reveals a special live video of ‘Nomads’ which you can watch here. In May, she will take that same enigmatic live performance around the country as part of her two New Zealand release shows to support the release of My Design, On Others’ Lives.
This will be your last chance to see Estère before she takes off for a tour of the UK and Europe, which includes a festival performance at AFROPUNK Paris (alongside D’Angelo, SZA, Damian Marley and more).
Remaining tickets to Estère’s My Design, On Others’ Lives tour are available from Undertheradar here.
Estere – My Design, On Others’ Lives shows:
Thursday 3rd May – Caroline, Wellington
Saturday 5th May – Cassette 9, Auckland
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