Estella Dawn - Petty

January 14, 2021

The first notes knocked us down. This little piano had already seduced us, even before Estella began to sing. But when we heard her voice and the wonderful melody of the verse, we knew it would be a huge "YES". Then, after a few seconds of patience, we discover magnificent vocal harmonies on the chorus, an incomparable poetry, and a welcome sweetness. After all the difficulties of 2020, we need a cloud to take refuge in. Well. That's it! This song is like a cloud of sweetness that envelops us warmly. However, the writing theme is far from being happy. But this is a situation you may have experienced before. When someone you have always supported starts hitting you, and you don't know how to react. Should we kick back? Should we give up? So many questions that face each other in this incredible song. Driven by a simple, but very effective production, "Petty" takes us on the sometimes complicated rails of human relations. A jewel of emotions that you will enjoy listening in repeat, as much as we do!

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Estella Dawn's point of view :

There will be a You tube video link with this song. With the first release of 2021 Estella is in a reflective mood. Like many of her previous releases she touches on the intricacies that most people face in their daily lives. This time it is about the complexities of a friendship where you feel that you became the support person for someone and, in hindsight, they were not as caring or supportive in return. Someone that you once defended tirelessly is now the one throwing jabs at you and it can be difficult not to want to retaliate. The breakdown of a relationship whether it be platonic or romantic is a tough and turbulent time. Often fueled by both the emotional and irrational, there are so many moving parts and when you’re dealing with peoples core feelings, things can easily sour. As someone that has always been fascinated by diverse relationships and how they play such an integral role in the individual and collective human experience, Estella has now candidly touched on some of her own. Simply put, Petty is about the breakdown of a friendship, knowing someone’s intimate secrets and wanting to use them in retaliation but ultimately realizing that you are better off moving on and being a better person for it.

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Biography :

Estella Dawn has something to say, and she does it through music. Her songs are often personal and social explorations of life. 2020 has seen her develop and define her personal style, she has focused hard on refining her skills; songwriting, singing, recording and producing, as well as the overall business of music. It's been a prolific year for Estella, she's released a new single every 6 weeks, with a steadily growing following that are resonating with her intimate, been there, done that, outlook on life. With this growth, there have been many highs, her song "I Dare You" charted on the media base Radio Top 40 chart, she's been interviewed by and had songs added to many radio stations, her songs have also been included on some big Spotify playlists and she's had many wonderful reviews by global music bloggers. Estella is excited to start the new year with her next single 'Petty' out on January 14th and singles will keep flowing until she heads into the studio mid 2021 to record and produce a full length album with a band. Keep an eye on Estella Dawn she clearly has a deep creative well to draw from.​ Estella, a New Zealand born, US based songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist. She has a keen creative vitality, resulting in a constant output since relocating to the US in 2016. Estella released her first EP “Dancing Girls” at the beginning of 2018 to excellent reviews: A constant writer and producer Estella then went on to release another 8 singles by the end of 2019, with another 10 following in 2020. As a working musician, she writes and records her vocals and piano as well as co-producing all aspects of her music. Estella sings with the melodic command, subtlety and range that spans genres from Billie Holiday to Billie Eilish. These well crafted songs contain multiple layers, both vocally and musically. Subtle and soothing when needed and sharp and gritty when desired. The story begins back in the late 90’s with Estella singing songs from the booster seat in the back of her parents car growing up in New Zealand (true, ask her mother). From a young age she glided into songwriting, piano, guitar, music production and recording. Recognized by the Auckland University songwriting competitions at the age of 15 (and for the next 2 years), as well as national songwriting contest “Play it Strange”. Estella then went onto to become a semi-finalist at the age of 15 on New Zealand’s Got Talent where she performed her original songs and caught the eye of Judge Rachel Hunter (Yes that one) who said: “She is the full package” (Rachel Hunter NZGT 2013) Her recognition as a young and talented singer/songwriter led to opening spots for established artists such as Adam McGrath, Andrew White, Titanium and performances before crowds of 10k+ at the Bowl of Brooklands. So really, Estella has been a musician all of her life, whether for personal satisfaction, building her craft or crisis management she has music in her; her head, her hands, her heart. Estella fuses her powerhouse vocals, story like arrangements and diversity of style into music that is unique, honest, powerful and intimate.


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