Estella dawn – Buzzcut

“Estella dawn delivers a strong vocal range on this track acompanied by a tight guitar and sharp drums. A great choir backs it all up and the latin grooves and tempo, make u wanna dance all night ”

“Chameleon daters” are people who change their appearance, style, musical taste, and even eating habits to mirror each new romantic partner. Estella Dawn, a constant observer, puts this theorem to good use in her most recent single “Buzzcut”.

“I think as a women, we tend to do this more than men - we are conditioned to believe we have to shrink, re-adjust and mold ourselves to satiate the male gaze. ”There are so many products telling us how we should look, feel and smell, and countless more movies and shows telling us how we should act and behave. In our quest to find this perfect partner I think we can often end up compromising a lot of what makes us unique and special.

I wanted to flip that narrative on its head with “Buzzcut”. This song is about holding your shape when embarking on a new relationship, an encouragement to “stay true to your own authentic flare.” To have someone be so enthralled with you that they would adjust themselves to better suit what they thought you wanted.

“Buzzcut” is also the first single release from her highly anticipated full length album due out later this year. Having already released 17 singles since 2020 this album is the next step up, blending a cohesive mix of live musical arrangements, pop sensibilities and Estella’s relatable, mature lyrics and Impressive vocal skills. Imagine SIA and Taylor Swift on a writing and recording retreat. There will be a steady release of singles from the album to wet your pallet and keep you anticipating what’s next.

Reviewed by Nagamag on March 18, 2022