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Estella Dawn Releases New Single - ‘Pretty’

New pop ballad from New Zealand singer Estella Dawn embraces body positivity.

(Denver, Colorado)

‘Pretty’ is a pop ballad the perfectly showcases this naturally gifted vocalist who at one point was a star on “New Zealand’s Got Talent.” The driving piano melody immediately sets the tone, giving way to harmonies that display Estella’s sultry and soulful vocals. This is a song that people need to pay attention to, not only because it introduces an artist who is poised for international success, but also because of the message behind the music.

“This song has nothing to do with aesthetics or being attractive,” Estella said. “In my opinion, that ’s the least interesting thing about a person. But feeling confident, comfortable and empowered in your body is important. To me, that is true beauty.”

This is the latest single from Estella Dawn who has been steadily making a name for herself since moving to the US. Like many songwriters Estella has been writing, recording and releasing music from an early age. However it has been in the last 3 years that she has refined her craft and developed her own style that is clearly shown in the 13 singles she’s released since early 2020. These songs show a unique command of melodies, with a subtlety and range that are a personal and social exploration of life. They contain multiple layers – both vocally and musically. Soft and soothing but also sharp and gritty when needed. And with that maturity she has been compared to Adele, Billie Eilish, Pink and Hayley Williams to name a few.

"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. " Rebecca Cullen, STEREO STICKMAN.

About Estella Dawn

Estella, New Zealand born, US based songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer. 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. She's been compared to the likes of, Adele, Billie Eilish, Pink and Hayley Williams to name a few. These well crafted songs contain multiple layers, both vocally and musically, subtle and soothing when needed and sharp and gritty when desired. ​

Estella Dawn has something to say, and she does it through music. Her songs are often personal and social explorations of life. 2020 saw her refine her skills to develop and define her own style, as well as navigate the overall business of music. It was a prolific year for Estella, she released 10 tracks, a new single every 6 weeks, building 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.

Building on this work, 2021 began strong with Estella's first single 'Petty', then 'Trolls' followed by her most recent single 'Pretty'. Estella heads into the studio in September to record and produce her first full length album with a band, keep an eye on Estella Dawn she clearly has a deep creative well to draw from.

For more information on Estella Dawn, please visit her website.



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