Essie Jain is an English singer-songwriter born and raised in London, who is now based in New York.
She comes from a vibrant family of musicians, artists and healers, plays multiple instruments and is classically trained in voice. She has drawn critical acclaim for her work as a singer, writer and performer, and has released six studio albums worldwide;
Her first full-length record, We Made This Ourselves, was released in 2006 and drew comparisons to the British singers Sandy Denny and Vashti Bunyan. In 2011, she started her own record label and released Until the Light of Morning, an album of original lullabies for parent and child.
In 2013, she released All Became Golden, an audiovisual project and the creative vision of Essie and filmmaker Natalie Johns. It was recorded in front of a live studio audience with a classical orchestra.
Throughout these years making music, Essie has been immersed in the practices of Yoga and Meditation, is a certified Yoga teacher and has explored many different areas of the healing arts. In 2015, with her passions combined, she released the album To Love, exploring a collection of modern chants and movements. Then a journey began to bring these songs of the heart out into the world through live accompaniment for yoga classes, workshops and retreats.
In 2016, Essie began writing and recording the Musical Meditation Series with her husband and longterm collaborator Patrick Glynn. Inspired by the improvisations of their live performances, they recorded 5 songs; Harmony, Grace, Peace, Unity and Synergy. The songs were released over the course of following two years, and the series was completed in January 2018.
In November 2018, Essie will release the album As I Return, which explores songs created for the expression of voice, each with different arrangements, instruments and intentions. They can be used as companions to holistic and therapeutic healing practices, allowing the listener or practitioner to draw from the energies of the songs that they find compliment the need, helping to deepen the experience of the various methods that encompass the healing arts.
Essie brings her Voice and the Harmonium to meet Patrick’s Guitar and Pedals, and together they share their beautiful music, recording, performing live and curating events. They create songs, textures and harmonies that take people on a musical journey that is loving, soothing and transcendent, allowing people to connect deeply with themselves, enhancing both movement and peaceful rest.