Feeding the Chicago natives’ fascination with avant garde film scores, Esterly embarked on a pioneer project. Taking notes from visionary composers such as Hans Zimmer and Danny Elfman, Esterly meticulously selected culturally influential classics to cover with cinematic flare recreating the very narrative each song represents through his sonic alchemy.
“This project is a challenge to myself to reimagine these songs in a cinematic viewpoint,” says Esterly. “Within a three minute track, could I create the rise and fall of a cinematic arc inside a song people already know and love?”
Breathing new life into fan favorites throughout RESET, Esterly’s creative risk pays off. Featuring singles “Where Is My Mind” (The Pixies’ ‘88 release) and “Who Will Save Your Soul” (Jewel’s ‘95 release), Esterly presents a breathtaking five-track EP tapping an all star lineup of collaborators including alternative act Sø (Søren Hansen of New Politics), country artist Austin Jenckes, and hip hop acts Jung Youth and The Knuckles.
Esterly has been releasing music since 2016 and has garnered over 21 million streams, over 975 thousand Shazams and been prominently featured in official film and game trailers by Warner Bros Pictures and 20th Century Fox as well as dozens of commercial placements for Fortnite, NBA, NFL, MLB, ACC Network and major television shows with NBC, CW, FOX, BBC, among others.
Esterly’s “Where is My Mind? (feat. Sø),” inspired by its original placement in the iconic closing scene of the 1999 box office hit ‘Fight Club,’ is available now on all platforms.
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