Essie Jain is English singer-songwriter born and raised in London.
She grew up in a musical family, where her childhood featured classical piano and cello instruction, as well as training in operatic singing. In 2001, she signed with London publishing house Carlin Music, and the ensuing deal brought her to New York where she has lived ever since.
Jain has released five studio albums worldwide; her first full-length record, We Made This Ourselves, was critically acclaimed and drew comparisons to the British singers Sandy Denny and Vashti Bunyan. It was swiftly followed by The Inbetween, a more deeply embellished collection of songs which gained her a feature as one of Mojo Magazine’s “rising artists”. In 2011, she started her own label and released Until the Light of Morning, an album of original lullabies for parent and child.
Her fourth album, All Became Golden, is an audiovisual project and the creative vision of Jain and filmaker Natalie Johns. It marked the dawn of a more expansive and joyful direction with Jain's songwriting.
In January 2015, Jain released To Love, an album of modern chants and meditations.