RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW LONDON ARTIST ESTHER DURIN
Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.
What made you decide that music is a thing for you?
Seeing Beyoncé on my screen from a young age gave me the confidence to believe I can also dominate the industry musically with my Essence and spirit. She gave me hope.
Introduce us to you and your musical history.
I started making when I was 16 so nearly 10 years ago. I began doing showcases and talent shows E.g XLP showcases (local showcases)
I went on to release my first and second ep. Which at the time allowed me to make my self known in the Uk music scene. Many opportunities came around that time, like featuring on a song with Headie one, opening up for Burna boy, and collaborations with well known Uk brands ( Isawitfirst )
What’s one question you’re sick of being asked when interviewed?
I went on a tv show in 2020 called little mix the search , where I was put in a girl group that ended up breaking up not too long after and it’s something I’m definitely proud to have been apart of but I’m in a new space with new music and an improved brand , so I want people to focus on helping me build that legacy and to move forward.
We set up RGM USA and many other countries in the world to share music with america and the UK, good idea?
I think it’s a great idea it’s so important to have platforms like these to help artists build their core cult fan base.
Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories?
No, do you guys? If so what ones do you?
We love a good mad person that believes in mad shit it’s funny 🙂
Did you buy anything you don’t need in the pandemic?
Maybe clothes but apart from that nothing
What useless party trick do you have?
I’m the heavyweight champion! Lol that’s about it
What was the most fun you have had on stage?
During the pandemic I did a video performance with a live band Its at the end of this interview to check out.
What was the worst experience on stage?
I was performing and got my choreography wrong for split second and I didn’t even realise until after I watched the performance back.
Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about.
I used to get bullied when I was younger and it’s one of the reasons why I was quite angry as a child/teen. I believe people will find it hard to believe as I am and have been a very positive person for a while now so a lot of people believe I’ve always been that way and I haven’t, thank God for growth for sure x
If you had to describe your music to an alien how would you describe it?
“This music gives you an idea of how you guys can understand the human brain and conscious, humans have souls and this music would speak to their souls, you guys should learn more about souls”
What makes you stand out as an artist?
My truth, that many people do not tell us in their music how they’re really feeling and how life experiences have actually impacted them. But I take pride in being honest open and transparent.
Right now, what’s pissing you off the most?
The number of mediocre artists getting signed regularly
What’s your favourite song to play live and why?
Lose yourself (original)
On my mind (cover)
I hear you have new music, what can you tell us about it?
Durin’s latest effort ‘#Idwh’ maintains her sultry vocals while incorporating contemporary afrobeat grooves, making the track an absolute banger, a tight and infectious gem bound to make the listener dance. Of course, we wouldn’t expect anything less from the English talent. Boasting an extensive experience in the industry, Esther debuted originally in 2017, building up a few records that landed her supporting spots for major artists and a bunch of TV experience (namely in ‘Little Mix, The Search’ hit show).
Talk me through the thought process of the single.
I was in bed writing a song about my most recent heartbreak and I thought to myself many people in the world are probably going through the same thing so why not talk about how I feel and how I and all the heartbreakers can move on and level up.
“Stand up stand up”
What was the recording process like?
Very smooth I just went in the booth and poured my heart out no cap.
What was the biggest learning curve in writing the single?
There is always more to say so don’t rush. I say this because I ended up going to studio months after the first recording to add different elements.
Would you change anything now it’s finished?
Maybe more harmonies and ad-libs for more flavor
What are your plans for the year ahead?
More music and I’ll be making some appearances in other creative spaces so watch this space for real !
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?