Estère ‘Calculated Risk’

Written by on September 14, 2020

This week’s Local Eyes video is from Wellington-based singer, songwriter and beat-maker Estère with her new single ‘Calculated Risk’. The track is taken from her upcoming album, Archetypes, due out later this year.

Described as Ravyn Lenae meets St Vincent, in 2019 Estère’s songwriting and producing prowess grabbed the attention of esteemed Massive Attack producer Stew Jackson. Together, they created the future forward throwback album, Archetypes, featuring Estère’s sultry and soaring vocals, body-moving R&B grooves, dense production and engrossing narratives. 

Calculated Risk explores the vulnerability of love, breaking free of constraints and reaching the sweet reward of emotional liberation: We’ve all been there; we’ve all felt this way – Do I follow my head or my heart?

Estère says, “There are age-old myths and archetypes about how women taking risks and being curious about things can literally ruin the world.  Calculated Risk explores how I can be freed from the chains of judgement and failure, opening up about my feelings, deep desires, and dreams. This song is about naming this part of myself – letting it breathe and allowing it to holler out – with no specific end goal in sight.”


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