We have a premiere today from Sixth-generation San Francisco native essence with her new video, Headed North. Headed north is off her soon to be released album (Black Wings), which is slated for a July 2016. The video, which has an unexpected twist – a dedication to female empowerment.
Since winning the Grand Prize in the National Lilith Fair Talent Search in 1998, essence has been signed to RCA Records, Way Cool/MCA Records, and Or Music (Los Lonely Boys, Matisyahu). Essence has an impressive lineage opening for acts such as Tom Petty, Sarah McLachlan, Natalie Merchany, Chrissie Hynde, Steve Miller, Pat Benetar and Linda Perry. While she has made great strides locally with San Francisco press, her songs have also been prominently featured on Nash Bridges, Lifetime’s The Division, Access Hollywood, and NPR’s Art of the Song.
The singer is holding her pre-release show at The Great American Music Hall next Friday, May 27th where attendees will have an exclusive sneak preview of the album.