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Estère Shares Single 'Animal Pleasure' + Announces 'Archetypes' Release Tour

Estère Shares Single 'Animal Pleasure' + Announces 'Archetypes' Release Tour

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Paascalino Schaller / Friday 11th December, 2020 11:28AM

Estère turns up the heat with her new single 'Animal Pleasure', the steamy latest cut revealed from the Pōneke-based powerhouse's forthcoming third album Archetypes, created with Massive Attack producer Stew Jackson. Riding the slinkiest of soul-funk grooves, Estère paints a vivid image of untamed carnal delights on her new single, launched alongside an extensive run of tour dates celebrating the release of Archetypes in early 2021. The formidably talented producer, artist, performer and composer is set to play all throughout Aotearoa in the sun-soaked months of February and March, including high profile festival appearances at Newtown Festival and Splore...

UPDATE 16/02/21: Due to this week's current Covid-19 restrictions, Estère's South Island Archetypes release events have unavoidably been postponed until May. Here's the full statement from the organisers, hold onto those tickets and stay tuned for new dates...

"Well, here we are. We can't predict how Covid Levels will unfold in 2021, and unfortunately this recent development means that Estère's South Island Archetypes release tour will need to be postponed until May. It just can't happen with Level 2!

We hope to be back to you by the end of this week with new tour dates in the same cities: Dunedin, Lyttelton, Blenheim, Nelson and Onekaka. With many apologies, we look forward to seeing you in a couple of months. Thank you for your patience and for being ticket-buying superstars.

PLEASE note that the rest of Estère's tour dates are still proceeding as planned!"

Estère - Archetypes Tour

Wednesday 17th February - Dive, Dunedin* - postponed
Thursday 18th February - Wunderbar, Lyttelton* - postponed
Friday 19th February - The Plant, Blenheim* - postponed
Saturday 20th February - East St. Cafe, Nelson* - postponed
Sunday 21st February - Mussel Inn, Takaka* - postponed
Friday 26th February - Meow, Wellington
Saturday 27th February - Splore Festival, Auckland
Thursday 4th March - Auckland Arts Festival
Friday 5th March - Historic Village, Tauranga
Sunday 7th March - Newtown Festival, Wellington
Friday 26th March - Paisley Stage, Napier*
Saturday 27th March - The Stomach, Palmerston North*

Tickets available HERE via UTR*

'Archetypes' releases digitally and on vinyl LP on Friday 22nd January 2021 via Blue Riot Records. Preorders are available via Estère's Bandcamp page here.

Press release:

It’s summertime in New Zealand, and "Animal Pleasure" is just as steamy as the weather predictions for the next three months. Estère’s beat-laden soul-infused delivery of her latest single unleashes her personal Lilith, laying down her up-front agenda for attending a nighttime soirée – a delightful tryst.

Animal Pleasure focuses on the archetype of sexuality, through a portrayal of lust and desire. Estère depicts herself as unabashedly on the hunt for some consensual satisfaction, a “pleasure high to remind you you're alive” as she sings it. Estère says, “This song is about recognising my own instinct as a female, human, ANIMAL and acting upon it without fear or shame.” The playful mood of the track is conveyed through a sparse, hook driven guitar line that interweaves with infectious rhythm as well as Estère’s seductive vocals.

Often likened to both Little Dragon and St Vincent, in 2019 Estère's songwriting and producing prowess grabbed the attention of esteemed Massive Attack producer Stew Jackson. Together, they created the future forward throwback album, Archetypes, featuring Estère's soaring vocals, body-moving R&B grooves, dense production and engrossing narratives.

Animal Pleasure is the third single from Estère’s upcoming and highly-anticipated third album, Archetypes, to be released on 22 January 2021 through all streaming platforms and on vinyl through Blue Riot Records, in New Zealand.


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