Following the release of her brand new album ‘Woman to Woman’, Esme Patterson has announced a brand new single.
‘Tumbleweed’ will be released on the 25th May through Xtra Mile Recordings and inspired the album ‘Woman to Woman’ as Patterson explains: “I was touring with my old band Paper Bird when we stopped in Spearfish, South Dakota and the venue had given us enough hotel rooms so that each of us could have our own. Alone time was a rare treat, and I decided to use the space to learn Townes Van Zandt’s Loretta and was looking up the chords and the lyrics, and in the process started thinking about how one-sided it seemed. I imagined, “what would that woman, Loretta, say about him?” I gave up on learning Townes’ tune, and found my song Tumbleweed rattling around in my heart somewhere. I finished it that night.”
The album itself is a concept record which saw the singer tackle the perceptions of famous women in songs such as Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’ and The Beatles ‘Eleanor Rigby’.
Her response to Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’ can be found in the song ‘What Do You Call A Woman?’ watch here:
The singer is currently on tour in the US with William Elliott Whitmore and will be making a return to the UK later this summer.