Esther Eden is a passionate young singer-songwriter born in Goa, India and raised in Dubai. In 2012, her interest in music grew while listening to the “+” album by Ed Sheeran and she is now self-taught at the guitar, piano, and ukulele.
How did you come by your stage name?
Well, my stage name is my real name – Esther Eden which means star of delight. It was suggested that I change the name to a more alluring one however in line to staying true to myself I wanted to keep my own name.
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
When I was 16, Jessie J invited me to sing my original song for her concert in Dubai. She had visited my school and I had performed the song for her. The same evening I was performing in front of 15 thousand people. The boost that Jessie J gave me jump-started my career and at 17 I got signed to one of the major labels – Universal Music. From then on there was no going back!
Released my album Solitaire and two other singles – Bittersweet love and Blue case under their banner. I have another single being released on the 22 June which is a collaboration with Red Bull and Arabic reggae artist, Karrouhat- the name of the song is ‘Storm before the calm’
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
I would like to think my style is unique though my influences are definitely Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, and Nina Simone.
On your upcoming project, how did you come up with the concept?
The song ‘Storm before the calm’ is a unique concept that was proposed to me and shot/recorded in 2017. This first episode was made as a proof of concept and is finally getting released this month.
In the episode, two artists who neither know each other or have listened to each other’s music since both have different genres meet at the studio and are given 6 to 8 hours to write, record and produce the song. No re-writes or re-recording! So what you will hear is exactly what was recorded in that period of time.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
Challenges are getting the right musicians together to perform or record. Another challenge is getting quality videos recorded with little or no budget. That’s been the most difficult task for me.
The music is where – it’s just the rest of it that proves a challenge. I always say what I mean and mean what I say – I keep commitments and am professional when it comes to working.
Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
I feel everyone can be the best they want to be and each genre and style is different. There is a place and space for everyone.
What are your plans for the near future?
I am currently studying songwriting in Berlin. However, I have an EP due to release in Quarter 4 of this year. Am looking forward to that. As we speak I am being featured on all Emirates airlines flights with a pilot episode for Dubai Revealed. So if you are flying on Emirates airlines do look out for me.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
Shoutout to my mother for always believing in me, Universal Music for taking me to the next level and all my fans who continue to support and root for me. I truly appreciate you.
How can fans find you?
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Do what you love and love what you do – keep working hard towards your dreams!
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