Watch Esmee Denters feat. Justin Timberlake "Love Dealer"
I couldn't be more proud of my fellow Hollander Esmee Denter for putting out this lovely, wholesome new single together with her mentor and producer Justin Timberlake. The Dutch singer is doing what so many young artists dream of and I'm so impressed with how far she has taken it.
When Esmee was 17, she started posting videos of herself on YouTube singing her favorite hits by Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Pink, and Natasha Bedingfield. Within nine months, Esmée’s videos had racked up 21 million views on YouTube, making her the number one Most-Subscribed to Musician in the history of video site.
Justin Timberlake was looking for new talent to feature to his new Interscope imprint, Tennman Records, and singed Esmee only 6 months after she first appeared on YouTube. For the past year and half, Esmee has been recording with Timberlake and hitmaker Polow da Don to put together her debut album "Outta Here" that will hit stores this summer.
This new video is positioned to break Esmee into the global pop sharts. It was directed by brothers Emmett and Brendan Malloy aka The Malloys (Vampire Weekend, N*E*R*D, The White Stripes, Cold War Kids) in downtown Los Angeles. "Love Dealer” will be available on iTunes on May 4 and will impact radio on May 25.
Listen to Esmee Denter "Outta Here"
I have to admit that I'm super proud of my fellow Dutchy, Esmee Denters. There are only a couple of Dutch vocalists who get a clear shot at global chart success and Esmee is one of them. She is likely to score a solid smash with her new single, "Outta Here" that was written and produced by her mentor Justin Timberlake and soundboard wiz Polow Da Don. (See a video of the recording session here.)
Up until a year ago, Denters was working at a "pannenkoeken" restaurant in a small town in Holland. In her spare time, she enjoyed singing and she decided to record some song covers on a simple webcam to share wth friends on YouTube. Her videos quickly became a YouTube sensation that struck the interest of megaman Justin Timberlake who was looking for fraiche new talent to sign to his new label, Tennman.
Timberlake flew Esmee to Los Angeles, organized a studio session and signed her on the spot when he heard her belt out a tune. For the past year, Esmee has been prepping for the big time by carefully crafting songs for her debut record. Esmee's music is a solid hybrid of pop and R&B, nothing progressive or crunchy, but simply well-produced, super-slick pop music that will feed the appetite of many around the world. (Click here to download "Outta Here" on iTunes.)
Listen to Esmee Denters "Outta Here"