New York dwelling English singer/songwriter Essie Jain has released three studio albums. Her critically acclaimed debut “We Made This Ourselves” was released in 2007, immediately drawing comparisons to Sandy Denny and Vashti Bunyan. “The Inbetween” followed in 2008 – garnering a Mojo Rising Artist from the influential British music magazine and other generous plaudits. Last year Jain returned with a collection of original lullabies, “Until the Light of Morning” which was widely lauded receiving a great review from Pitchfork (7.1/10) and BBC music were also confident, “to a baby it might well point the way to the Land of Nod; to an adult, it’ll shut out the world for a brief spell.”
Most recently Essie featured alongside Marrianne Faithful, Larry Campbell, Carl Carlton and Levon Helm in Amnesty International’s Toast To Freedom campaign.
Her fourth album is due for release later this year, featuring Raise You (link), the album is a collaboration with Nico Muhly and was recorded and filmed with an in-studio audience.
Essie lives in New York with her husband, musician Patrick Glynn