Essel Liufau, a female vocalist based out of southern CA has released her new single “Make Me Shine”. What’s interesting about this song is that the track is backed by Fortunate Youth with an up & coming vocalist occupying the mic. Download it for FREE on our homepage and read the backstory here…
You can download Essel Liufau new single “Make Me Shine” for FREE on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday, Sept. 12th, 2015.
Essel Liufau – “Make Me Shine” – Download HERE
“Make Me Shine” Background:
Essel Liufau is a newer singer/songwriter making her way onto the reggae-rock scene, a genre she specifically wants to make a mark in. Starting to scratch the surface of her creative pursuit into music, Essel has been working out of 17th Street Recording Studio, working with Producer Lew Richards.
Her most recent release is “Make Me Shine”, a song with music backed by Fortunate Youth. Essel explains to The Pier that: “I did some backing vocals for Fortunate Youths latest album (Don’t Think Twice) and Lew called some of the boys back in to make a track for me, which I thought was awesome! They created the track then I wrote to it and the rest is recorded.”
This is just the start of what Essel has planned moving forward. ” I have another single I’ll be releasing in the next couple months before I release my EP.”
Essel Liufau Background:
Essel, born Susie Liufau, is from Orange County and is of Polynesian decent. Growing up in a house full of entertainers it was evident that she would soon grow into an intriguing entertainer herself.
Prior to her solo career, Essel has been a featured backup vocalist in recordings and performances with Common Kings, Seedless, Fortunate Youth and Micah Brown. In addition, to performing and touring live with these artists, Essel has been blessed to share the stage with J Boog, Fiji, Morgan Heritage, among others.
You can find her singles ‘STAY’ & ‘MAKE ME SHINE’ as well as amazing live performances on YouTube as well as soundcloud. With a wide range of vocal styles, Essel favors to reggae, R&B, pop, and soul genres. She is inspired by classics such as Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Darren, Beyonce, Mariah Carey as well as the iconic Bob Marley.
With these versatile genre influences, Essel is able to fuse together her own style that leaves a familiar yet mesmerizing show that allows her stage performance to captivate her audience.
Through her years of experience on the road as a backup vocalist, Essel now embarks on a Solo career to let the world hear her unique voice and heart felt music. Though her solo career is young, Essel has already created an impact within the music scene in hopes to make an impact on the world.
Huge thanks again to Essel Liufau for allowing us to share their new single “Make Me Shine” to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for FREE and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!
Article By: Mike Patti
Watch: Essel – “Stay” (Acoustic)