Esther Maria is an independent singer/songwriter, living and working in Aarhus, Denmark. Born in the UK in 1979, her family moved to Denmark in 1984, and so Esther Maria has her roots firmly grounded in both the British and the Scandinavian culture, creating a crossover of the two cultures, which comes into play through her music and songs. In 2009 Esther Maria released a 5 track EP called ’My Black Heart’ to much acclaim, a melancholy heartfelt take on the country and folk genre.
Esther Maria has now released her debut album titled ’The Abyss’ a compilation of heart-on-sleeve songs working deeply with Esther’s sense of imagery and motion, creating a cinematic album that let’s the listener travel with and connect to the artist and her music. The album was recorded in New York in the winter of 2010 with the fabulous and legendary producer Mark Kramer (Low, Daniel Johnston, Will Oldham, Galaxie 500), and has been finished and mastered in 2011. Jeff Linsenmaier (The Fray and Wovenhand) plays all keys on the album and Soma Allpass (Lise Westzynthius, Klondyke, etc.) plays the cello.
The album was released the 2nd of November 2012 in Denmark. The whole recording and trip to New York was filmed and has been transformed into a 30 min documentary about Esther Maria and her music collaboration with producer Mark Kramer.
In 2015 her 5 track EP Said & Done was released and Esther is currently working on new material.