Canadian singer-songwriter and producer Jen-Bea Englishman also better known as Esthero is set to release a new album for 2012.
At the age of sixteen, Esthero moved from small town Harriston, Ontario on her own to Toronto, where she began singing at open-mic nights, a journey that in 1997 led to a meeting with the president of EMI Publishing Canada, whom she charmed so well during their first meeting that without hearing her sing a single note he was moved to set up and finance recording sessions with Doc, a guitarist and studio engineer.
Her debut album, Breath from Another, was released to critical acclaim in 1998 and is widely seen as one of the more accessible albums of the trip-hop genre.
2008 was an eventful year for Esthero, with a number of high-profile collaborations including the viral sensation Yes We Can, a song (with accompanying video) inspired by a speech delivered by Barack Obama and produced by Will.I.Am. Esthero also provided the voice of the spaceship J.A.N.E. on Kanye West’s Glow in the Dark tour and appeared on his album 808s & Heartbreak, on which she co-wrote three tracks. 2008 also saw her take on the role of producer for a track from Dangerous Muse’s debut album and a co-writer on Brandy’s album “Human”.
She is featured on hip hop music producer Timbaland’s 2009 album Shock Value II on the songs “Can You Feel It” and “Undertow” with band The Fray.
On June 5, 2012, Esthero released a new single titled “Never Gonna Let You Go”, which was co-written and co-produced with Adam Bravin (She Wants Revenge). The song was released in Canada through Universal Canada, and as a self-release throughout the rest of the world.
Everything Is Expensive, is the new album from Esthero and will be in stores this September 2012. You can currently buy her new single, ‘Never Gonna Let You Go’ on itunes. Make sure to grab a copy when the album drops but in the meantime below check out the awesome teaser.