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 four 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 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 this time making music, Essie has also spent many years practicing yoga and is a certified teacher. As her worlds of yoga and music collided, her two passions joined together, and in January 2015 she released To Love, an album of modern chants, movements and meditations. Then a journey began to bring these songs of the heart out into the world through healing events, retreats and live accompaniment for yoga classes.
In 2016, she began recording a series of musical meditations with her husband and longterm collaborator Patrick Glynn. Inspired by their live performances, Essie brings her Voice and the Harmonium to meet Patrick's Guitar and Pedals, and together they create and improvise one of a kind arrangements to bring to their beautiful songs to life. This series of recordings will be released over the course of 2016, with the first one due in April.