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In case you missed the live chat from a few days ago, here is a little re-cap. First of all the most exciting news: Esmée is currently working on her second album. She sees her debut album as a learning project and feels like she was really young when she wrote the songs. Now she has improved her songwriting skills and she knows what she wants. She needed to discover herself. The second album is going to be a pop album but more personal. She will be getting back to the studios in January of next year to really work and record new songs in London. The album will get a different vibe, and the said earlier it’s going to be a mixture: so with up-beat songs, but also ballads.
Some tracks are already finished, but remember for her debut album she recorded over 100 songs, so the finished tracks could end up not being used for the second album. Also keep checking her twitter, she might release a song before the actual release or a preview of song(s).
The met with the dutch DJ Tiesto a while ago and he showed her some tracks. She really hopes to work with him. If you follow Esmée on twitter you may know she met up with Don Diablo a few weeks ago. So besides her own work new collaborations will also be released. The collaboration with Aggros Santo will be released in January.
She also talked about the fact that her toothbrush is green, and answered some questions from the fans. She would love to go to Australia, Brazil and Ireland. She visited Ireland with the Ne-Yo tour and she loved it. At the moment she is back in the Netherlands, spending some time back home. Her favorite track at the moment is the song of Jessie J: ‘Who You Are‘ and her all time favorite artist is Michael Jackson, he truly is the inspiration for all pop artist and for Esmée herself.
She loves watching videos via Top Blip, a youtube clone video site for artist who like to be discovered. She will keep us up-to-date via her twitter, let us know what’s going on, when she is recording and more stuff related to her career. She also plans on doing LiveChats more often.
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Esmée is hosting her very own live chat today to celebrate her 110.000 follower, she promised us via twitter she would do a live chat if she reached that number. She will be giving a live chat around 06:30 pm (dutch time). That’s around 11:30 US (New York) time right? If you follow her stay tuned, she always tweets when she is online.
She is going to talk about love, music and what’s going on with her. So be sure to tune in via this link. You ask a question via twitter using #askesmee or via her official facebook account.
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Esmée is gracing the cover of Nina Magazine as we updated you on before. Thanks to our amazing visitor Thijs we now have the magazine scans in our gallery. She looks absolutely beautiful, she photoshoot is truly amazing and I hope we can see the first outtakes soon. The photoshoot is inspired on Esmée’s music video for ‘Love Dealer‘.
The interview is also really interesting, and it explains a lot of issues we were guessing about. I will translate the interview as soon as possible but in the mean time a little preview:
Like you are a normal dutch girl?
“Ofcourse, I have a different life style like most girls my age, but apart from that I am just Esmée. It wouldn’t be right if I would pretend I am somebody else, right? Since last year I am for most of the time in America of England. For shoots, tours or promotion of my album. My single ‘Outta Here‘ reach number seven in England. An other single, a collaboration with the UK rapper Chipmunk, reached number 3. My full-album is just released in the US, and next year my new single with Aggro Santos will be released. I think everything is just as fun. Which girl wouldn’t like being prepared for a shoot or doesn’t want to wear nice clothes? ”
One point of criticism: couldn’t you bring Justin today?
“Oh, no. He has a really busy schedule. On top of that Justin choice to not but himself too much in the picture. He is asked for different US television shows, but he says: ‘It’s about you.’. It’s not that he is placing me in his shadow, but he feels like: my album is finished, I am the artist, I have to do it on my own. He is allowed to give my career a kicksstar, but in the end it’s up to me. Justin doesn’t want to say all the time: ‘I discovered this girl’. My next album is going to be more my own. I have so much to learn, and I think I would never be okay for 100%. I am a perfectionist, right? I see myself as a good bottle of wine: it becomes better within the years. It looks like you aren’t done with me just yet [laughs] ”
I think the part above of the interview explains a lot. It also explains why Justin is not too much involved. And I think it’s a good thing. He is right; Esmée has to do it on her own and I am sure she is going to make it on her own! The release with the uk artist is next year, most likely January 2011 with the release of his album.
Magazines > Nina November 13th (Belgium)
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Esmée is gracing the cover of Nina Magazine (Belgium). We already saw a previews a few months ago because Esmée posted a behind the scenes shot via her twitter account. We added the cover preview in our gallery, and she looks absolutely stunning. Finally a new photoshoot of Esmée! We are doing everything we can to make sure we get our own issue of Nina, so stay tuned for the full scans.
Magazines > Nina November 13th (Belgium)
Behind the Scenes > Nina Magazine
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Esmée met with Don Diablo yesterday to listen to some of his tracks, so maybe their will be a collaboration between Esmée and Don Diablo. You may not know Diablo, but he is a dutch artist, producer and DJ. Good to hear new project right?
Meeting @dondiablo later in the day to listen to some music. After that business meeting with my my partners.
Meeting went great with @dondiablo , felt inspired by the music #goodsign
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Well first of all I can not believe I overlooked this the first time but according to the Company interview Esmée’s second album is finished. Well, I am really excited to hear this, but since nothing is announced yet I think it’s going to be an (early) 2011 release, and I believe she is still writing and recording songs at the moment. As you may know, she has been back to the studio to write new songs for a few months now.
So, you’ve just finished your new album, how would you describe it?
It’s definitely a pop album, but because it’s so personal you can get a real mixture in there. There’s obviously a couple of collaborations with Justin!
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