Estella Dawn : I Dare You Review
By: Bea Willis
Estella Dawn is a New Zealand born; Colorado based Pop/Neo-Soul songwriter and multi-instrumentalist that is steadily gaining attention with her beautiful voice. Her EP Dancing Girls was released at the beginning of 2018 to an overwhelming response. She released eight singles by the end of 2019, which all showed an artist that was continually working on her craft. Her songs are created with multiple layers, both vocally and musically. In 2020, Dawn is on track to deliver 12 plus songs and a full-length LP by the end of the year. Earlier this year, she released the Neo-Soul “Cadmium Yellow” (released in January), followed by the “burn the town down” dynamics of “Hallow.” Now she is releasing the attitude heavy anthemic rock of “I Dare You,” released on June 4, 2020.
“I Dare You” starts with an unassuming guitar figure and a slow rock drumbeat. Dawn’s big warm vocals enter and instantly grabs your attention, with both her singing and the lyrics. The song methodically unfolds with layers. The chorus is big and has Dawn singing in her upper register with full backgrounds. Her singing is both sensual and confident, which makes it even more appealing. Her embellishments and growl keep getting more intense. The bridge relaxes for a moment before the build to an impressive vocal display during the ending climax.
Estella Dawn is a hard-working Pop/Neo-Soul songwriter and multi-instrumentalist releasing music that is fresh and needs to be heard by a broad audience. She has talent, songwriting skills, and a beautiful singing voice. She is one to watch!
Release Date: June 4, 2020
Label: Purplestar Records
About the author
With an unwavering passion for music that began at the tender age of five, I embarked on a journey of self-expression through the piano, later expanding my repertoire to the guitar and the art of singing. As a seasoned performer in cozy coffee shops and harmonious choir ensembles, I've immersed myself in the diverse tapestry of musical genres, seeking to uncover the intricate qualities that strike a chord within our souls.
Beyond my personal experiences, my journalistic pursuits have led me to explore the stories and inspirations behind the melodies we hold dear. As a music journalist, I aim to delve into the heart of each composition, shedding light on the creative minds that have shaped the soundscape of our lives.
In my downtime, you can find me serenading my loyal canine companion with heartfelt tunes on the guitar or indulging in retail therapy to enhance my ever-growing wardrobe. Songwriting holds a special place in my heart, and I yearn for the day when I can share my creative talents with the world. Until then, my passion for uncovering the emotional power within music continues to drive my insightful reviews and analyses, as I journey through the rich landscape of melodies that move us.