2022 predictions: Los Angeles musical artists to watch with Esty
Los Angeles phenom Esty learned fairly quickly in her burgeoning career as a musician that authenticity and truth to herself were central to her self-expression. A first-generation Dominican-American, Esty began releasing music as early as 2013 through 2017 in the form of a handful of singles and a debut EP with dark room. Although Esty caught the eye of critics and fans alike, the music she was making at the time never felt entirely herself and it wasn’t until 2019 that she returned rejuvenated. .
Upon the release of her debut single that year in “Mantequilla,” Esty signaled a tectonic shift in her sound, artistry, and the very soul of her music. The futuristic beats on it Transform EP additionally pioneered Esty’s use of Spanish in its previously English-dominant lyrics. While recent singles like “Holy Ghost $$$” and “7heaven” reveal her love of the spatial yet concussive soundscapes she likes to haunt. She also collaborated with Brazilian-Dominican artist Jarina de Marco to create the lush pop piece “Pare De Sufrir”, which offered a kawaii daydream of visuals in which Esty found expression.
With the unveiling of her new single, the vibrant bop “Home”, Esty is seemingly not done with her streak of hits. The music video that accompanies the song once again brings Esty’s vivid imagination to life as she roller skates in her illustrious bedroom. Now more confident than ever, knowing that a bit of soul-searching has gone a long way for her as an artist, Esty is better positioned than ever to make a big splash in 2022.
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