killing of the other; in some, Estère saw herself as a boy or a man. The imagery and meaning in these dreams have been incorporated into the archetypes that are featured on the album. Archetypes is a departure from the bedroom beats of Estère’s previous two albums. Coproduced with Massive Attack producer, Stew Jackson, each track on the album comes alive through the Wellington-based artist’s deft production. Defying categorisation, her music is a mixture of folk, R&B and electronica, blended in a unique fashion, easily identified as ‘Estère’.
Archetypes is the sound of an artist who has actualised their full potential.
Breathing life into narratives that marry the acutely human to the achingly mythic, Estère’s highly-anticipated third album brims with imagery and sonic amalgamations that merge culture, language and legend. ‘Archetypes’ was released on 22 January 2021 on Blue Riot Records and and is available now.