As we launch NME Emerging – a platform where unsigned acts can build up and manage a profile page for their music, right here on NME – we’ll be shining a light on of the new profiles each week that stood out against the rest. If you sign up, you could end up right here on NME.com, just like this week’s pick, Estée Blue. Here’s what you need to know about them.
From: Hendon, North west London
Sounds like: Impossibly smooth R&B peppered with tinkling jazz pianos and Blu’s indomitable personality.
Why you’re going to love them: As showed on her debut single ‘All’, Estée Blu’s music is a heavenly slice of shimmering R&B gold – but, really that shouldn’t really come as much of a surprise. Aged six, Blu took up the mic for the first time performing in the children’s gospel choir in Kilburn. A star was born right then, it appears.
Now, years down the line, we have been blessed with first tangible taste of music in the shape of ‘All’. For a debut song, it is not just remarkably assured, but bursting with personality and life. “In my mind you were special and I didn’t want to let go/it gave me a taste and I wanted you” she croons in the song’s chorus.
There’s little available outside ‘All’ other than a cover of Moonchild’s ‘6am’ – but as this brief flash indicates, Blu is on a path that’ll take her to the top. Divine stuff.
Essential track: ‘All’