World Premiere: Essosa takes a sip of "Lemonade"

(November 24, 2021) As a budding artist lives a life of twists and turns, it is only a matter of time when they are ready to share their innermost thoughts. In 2018, Essosa boldly stepped out through her first song at age 17, “The Retreat,” protesting mistreatment of ethnic minorities and immigrants during the Brexit vote in the U.K.

While further pursuing her music career, the singer/songwriter/dancer eventually connected with two London-based producers who crafted minimalist R&B/pop soundtracks amidst a sense of urgency. Teaming with Thibaut Hucker and Ryan Price, Essosa weaved her fascinating combination of chill and angst. Her 2021 E.P. Dreamworld documents an emotional journal of loneliness and adjustments after moving away from her family to find her special artistic purpose.

(November 24, 2021) As a budding artist lives a life of twists and turns, it is only a matter of time when they are ready to share their innermost thoughts. In 2018, Essosa boldly stepped out through her first song at age 17, “The Retreat,” protesting mistreatment of ethnic minorities and immigrants during the Brexit vote in the U.K.

While further pursuing her music career, the singer/songwriter/dancer eventually connected with two London-based producers who crafted minimalist R&B/pop soundtracks amidst a sense of urgency. Teaming with Thibaut Hucker and Ryan Price, Essosa weaved her fascinating combination of chill and angst. Her 2021 E.P. Dreamworld documents an emotional journal of loneliness and adjustments after moving away from her family to find her special artistic purpose.

For her introduction to SoulTracks, Essosa pushes the tempo on the World Premiere of “Lemonade,” blending disco funk beats and bass grooves without forsaking the trademark dreamy synthesizers from Dreamworld.

While the song’s storyline focuses on dealing with relationship heartbreaks, Essosa embraces her dance skills on “Lemonade” in a full-on disco setting - complete with flashing lights and a mirror ball. And while celebrating in the ballroom, Essosa releases the stress by confronting her lover with ultimate disdain: “How dare you look at me in the eye/Tell me everything’s alright.”  

Through a very short artistic season, this powerful triple threat has plenty to say in her understated soulful way. Listen up to “Lemonade.”

By Peggy Oliver

World Premiere
Essosa – “Lemonade”

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