Sixth-generation San Francisco native dual premiered her new video, Headed North, with The Huffington Post and Folk Radio UK. Headed North is off her soon to be released album, Black Wings, which is slated for a July 2016 debut. The video is a gender-bending dedication to female liberation. Watch here.
Since winning the Grand Prize in the National Lilith Fair Talent Search in 1998, essence has been signed to RCA Records, Way Cool/MCA Records, and Or Music (Los Lonely Boys, Matisyahu). Essence has an impressive lineage opening for acts such as Tom Petty, Sarah McLachlan, Natalie Merchant, Chrissie Hynde, Steve Miller, Pat Benatar and Linda Perry. While she’s made great strides locally with San Francisco press, her songs have also been prominently featured on Nash Bridges, Lifetime’s The Division, Access Hollywood, and NPR’s Art of the Song.
The singer is holding her pre-release show at The Great American Music Hall next Friday, May 27th where attendees will have an exclusive sneak preview of the album.