New Music: Esso - free!

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words: Amara Barrett Willett

Our West London fave, Esso returns with his latest single, “Free!” out now.


A soul-searching reflection into his dreams and ambitions, Esso pairs lush vintage guitar chords and licks with suave hip hop drums, inviting listeners to bask in the freedom he too is singing for. Free! explores the struggles and inspirations Esso has encountered in life and music. But ultimately Esso reassures his listeners that passion and creativity will always liberate him; ‘it’s raining still, but I’m smitten with the way this music makes me feel.’


A step back from the hazy summer, garage inspired track D.D.E, we see Esso offer the same optimism, good vibes and quick wordplay, but with a layer of candidness and honesty that pulls you in. Growth is not always given, Free! feels more grown up, it feels more introspective, but it also feels optimistic and hopeful.


2020 is a bit dark for all of us right now, but Esso is definitely doing bits to brighten up this lockdown!

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