Driving with a clear sense of understanding and passion united, New Zealand’s Estella Dawn offers an infectious and addictive new single, which effectively redefines what it means to be Pretty.
Rooted amidst good intentions and ultimately energising in both musicality and topic, Pretty delivers a sense of beauty found in self-confidence and self-empowerment. This declaration proves incredibly valuable, particularly in a world that consistently pushes towards the simple, temporary appeal of aesthetic attraction.
The single emerges following a plethora of releases throughout the past two years of similarly reflective tendencies and outright impressive vocals, the likes of which have rightfully been elevating Estella in the indie-pop world.
With Pretty, these qualities reach an undeniable new peak – blending absolute honesty of lyric with creatively immersive yet simple, accessible production, and a mighty level of passion that meanders and evolves throughout the performance.
Featuring classically stunning vocals that rise up from folk-pop delicacy during the opening verses to a more long-form RnB outpouring later on, Pretty not only connects for its relatable depth and self-awareness, but showcases the very best of Estella Dawn’s faultless and powerful vocals.
Melodically engaging, beautifully uplifting and subtly catchy, Pretty works hard to reignite the essence of modern RnB and pop, whilst injecting a clearly inspiring edge of reality; and a bold reminder of the things that truly matter in life.
Far from an artist with only one sound to her catalogue, Estella Dawn has crafted a number of original, artistic and intentional releases, each of which holds close to this vocal power and unapologetic openness, yet promises a fresh melody and set-up at the same time.
The guitar-led swagger, topical relevance and impeccable soul of Trolls is an easy highlight, as is the celebration of brunettes that is Fiery B, both notably varied in style but still in tune with that natural, genuine and impressive sound of the artist. Hopefully there’s plenty more to come.