Emerging artist and singer-songwriter Essa brings a melodious sound to mainstream music. Essa is proudly a Southern girl, found her love for music at the age of 7.
Inspired by legendary artists such as Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Lauryn Hill to Prince, Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, and Stevie Wonder, she uses music and various forms of art to inspire and impact culture.
The harmonious bliss that reigns from the dreamscape resonance of “Many Colors,” has us swooning to the delivery of Essa’s angelic timbres. The instrumentation hones in on the essence of structure as it is constructed on a firm foundation of rhythmic patterns.
Essa’s euphonious vocals act as the main driving component for this particular track, and we admire the agility that wide vocal range fills. Through an array of intricately crafted lyrics, we hear Essa propel a narrative of love and the numerous colors that one embodies in their aura. Being a vocalist, Essa is no stranger to showcasing her artistic techniques through a high octane performance filled to the brim with passion.
There’s a brilliance that lies in the undertones of her contagious energy as the melismatic hues emitted seamlessly cascade over a soundscape meant for the flourishing artist. Taking in all that she has to offer, we’re thrilled to be grasping the raw emotion of her intrapersonal warmth that flexes a sense of comfort in the heartrending croons portrayed.
As she continues to take listeners by the hand, and invite them into her soothing embrace, we appreciate Essa for the sentimental tenors that she graciously allows us to be part of.
Welcome to BuzzMusic Essa. The release of “Many Colors,” explores your talents in such an in-depth manner. Could you please share the narrative that is laced into the lyrics we hear you singing?
I starting writing the song "Many Colors" back in 2019 and finished it in 2020. The song's lyrics were a combination of people, experiences, and emotions I've encountered over that timeframe. I wanted to use "colors" as a metaphor to describe the character or role of a special person in our lives and how they have positively impacted us. Like so many of us all, 2020 was a rough year. We experienced devastation, sadness, loneliness, and loss. Personally, I felt depressed with all that was going on around us. I felt a flood of emotions of not being good enough and deemed weird from past rejection. The most challenging and awful experience occurred when my father passed away in 2020, like so many others I experienced loss. I was so focused on the negatives, I overlooked the positives. I remember the times I was in need and someone provided me with food or cash. I remembered the smiles and kind words I received from strangers and people that loved me. I remembered the sweet memories I had with my father, even leading up to his death. I remembered bible scriptures I've read about God's unfailing love for us all! I reflected on the good, love, and unity in humanity despite the tragedy! Now, I know angels live on earth. They are people we encounter and live with. They are world changers, amazing lovers, lifesavers, and some of our greatest friends.
What did the creative process look like when you brought this song to life? Did anyone assist you in turning this vision into a reality?
The creative process was very challenging at first. I kept rewriting the song and even faced some adversity. Being an independent artist has its rewards, but it isn't easy. I first released "Many Colors" in 2020. Later, I felt like the song wasn't finished, I kept envisioning and hearing something else deep in my soul. Lol! I'm a visionary and I love to express myself through different forms of art, so I had this vision for the song and music video. I set my release date and music video for 2021. I wanted it to be a song that captured the heart and feet of my listeners. Something they can kind of move to, something a little different, yet a song they can sing to someone they really care about. We went back to the mixing board. I had some things added and changed. After I heard the final product, I knew it was time to create my first music video. A lot of work, though, time and work went into this project. I'm grateful for the very talented musicians and producers who assisted me with the song production. Shout out to Sauvey, Mr. Sharod Virtuous, Derek Garten, and the team at the Tha Underground Studio. I could not have done it without them!
There are some whispers about you currently working on your album; which we can’t wait to hear! What are you able to tell your audience about what’s in store with this body of work?
Well, I'm pretty excited. I will always try my best to give my best. However, I don't want to give anything out. Hopefully, it will be a creative piece that they will love, need and listen to years from now. I just hope it positively impacts lives and just live their life.
What are you hoping that your listeners take away from a song like “Many Colors?"
I hope they realize they are not alone in this world. They are worthy of love, regardless of their imperfections. We're all different and beautiful. It's okay to forgive and heal. Live and love again.
What's next for you?
After my album release. Honestly, I don't know. I have some hopes for some great opportunities and some things in the working. However, I'm trusting God and focused on living out my purpose and looking to help make a difference in this world.