Essence Blazes A New Trail
With the songs on 'Black Wings', Essence draws from a deep well of emotional insight and melodic craft. One can identify a balance of darkness and light through her use of rich harmonies, introspective melodies and lyrical honesty. Black Wings is out now on CD and at all digital outlets and is a collection of her most raw and personal songs to date.
Black Wings showcase her unique voice and ability to tell poignant and emotional tales through her music. On the album, Essence mixes rich harmonies with moving and lyrical soul-searching. She has a refreshing way of expressing herself and telling stories about pain, love and life through tender melodies.
A sixth -generation San Francisco native and award winning singer-songwriter Essence has been immersed in art and music since childhood. And yes, her birth name really is ‘Essence’ – she was raised by quintessential flower children, her parents being two free spirited bohemian artists from the Haight-Ashbury ‘Summer of Love'.
In addition to winning the Grand Prize in the National Lilith Fair Talent Search, and the Grand Prize for the Great American Song Contest, she has released 5 albums on both independent and major labels, and toured nationally opening for Jason Mraz, Tom Petty, Sarah McLachlan, Natalie Merchant, Chrissie Hynde to name a few.