Esthero’s Third Album Takes Rapid Shape

Esthero checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace on Monday (February 2), talking about the unintended progress on her third album after posting a couple new song snippets on her player, including ‘Black Mermaid’ and ‘Everything Is Expensive’. The Canadian singer songwriter tells readers:

Well, it wasn’t really my intent to make an album, but that’s what seems to be happening. You see, I was in one of the worst slumps of my life when suddenly, like clockwork, every night around 4am, as I tried to sleep I could not, for visions of sugarplums… lol… the music, the music was so loud in my head. My producer brain clicked on… songs I’ve been sitting on for a minute, suddenly became quite clear… and I could not sleep.
So I booked some studio time.
4 days, actually, in which my intent was to finish 2 songs.
By day 2, I had 4 songs on the go.
To date, I’ve had about 12 sessions, and now have 8 or 9 songs in various stages on my plate.
Funny isn’t it?
7 years for the 2nd album, and it’s looking like the third will have taken all of maybe 20 sessions.

Esthero: Jessica Simpson Is NOT FAT!

Add Canadian singer songwriter Esthero to those upset with reporting on Jessica Simpson’s recent weight gain. She wrote on her blog at MySpace earlier today:

Jessica Simpson is NOT FAT!
She looks healthy and juicy to me.
They way the media is behaving is disgusting.
10 lbs ago she was “waaay too skinny”, now she’s fat?
The fact that this is ‘news’ also disgusts me.
Anyone reporting this other than gossip sites (from which we should expect some ridiculousness) should be ashamed of themselves.

Esthero Shares Responsiblity For Epic Album Delay

As much as label problems fed the 7-year delay between Esthero’s albums, the singer conceded to the Washington Post that “a lot of it had to do with me. But being where I am now — and I’m going to sound like a hippie — the journey makes sense, and it doesn’t seem that long anymore. It seems totally natural that I put one foot in front of the other and took the steps I took to get where I am now and to finish the piece of art that I made. It’s what it needed, and I think I learned enough and made so many mistakes that it’s not going to take that long again. It’s really about what the universe allows. Sometimes you’re supposed to be there and you’re supposed to be working and doing things and it just doesn’t come, and that’s what I told the label. If it doesn’t come when I want it, why should it come when you want it to?” Read more.

Esthero Q&A

The San Francisco Chronicle caught up with Esthero for a Q&A and asked the singer, who has released ‘Wikked Lil’ Grrrls’ seven years after her ‘Breath From Another’ debut, if the rumors of breakdowns were true. “I definitely had my own struggles, but it was just about trying to find my way and find my sound,” she said. “There was a point when I didn’t want to write or do anything. I wanted to take time off and be a hook girl. … I wanted to be that girl who sang hooks on everybody else’s sh** and got paid and had no ego. I didn’t want to be in charge.” Read more.

Taking Her Good ‘Wikked’ Time

Jim Farber of the New York Daily News caught up with Esthero to talk about her new album ‘Wikked Lil’ Grrrls’, a disc seven years in the making since her ‘Breath From Another’ debut in 1998. “The first album seeped in,” Esthero explained. “It was figurative rather than literal. This one is more present – more in your ear.”

The story at nydailynews.com has since been removed.

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