L.A. based, Dominican-American artist Esty brings together every corner, nook and cranny of her expansive mind to drive introspective messages throughout new EP, Estyland. A beacon for originality, and a call to be more authentic, this new body of work not only comes straight from the heart, it’s also a strong command for listeners to look within themselves and to crack open that exterior shell that hides the uniqueness of their individuality.
With hard hitting beats and melodies that encompass a wide breadth of genres, influences and bilingual lyrics — Estyland makes you want to dance, mosh, sway, groove and think. Always coming back to the immovable core that is Esty’s sense of self, her EP is not confined by any one mode of thought or sound, rather it crashes into itself like a tidal wave spreading its waters across an endless shore; where the water goes can be unpredictable, but the powerful source that drives it is unmistakable.
From “7heaven,” the opening track that lays down a message of resilient strength, to the counter culture ”Break My Phone,” where Esty touches on the augmented reality of social media and smart phone obsession, Estyland is all about breaking free and letting yourself be who you were meant to be.
Working with her go-to music producer Kieran Watters, Estyland retains a familiar touch while reaching new heights. In it, Esty brings together all of the enclaves of her soul, sharing insight, interests and talents from all areas in her life, including her talent for roller skating.
Since the EP’s release, Esty has been able to share it with a wide audience, even performing her new songs at the LA Clippers half-time show this past weekend.
Words: Patti Sanchez