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new music: estère announces magdelaine lavirgin for president on the infectious “ambition” #soundcheck

November 4, 2016

The magic of any retro aesthetic is when it can look backward while showing a way forward. That’s the case with the latest track “Ambition” from New Zealand singer-songwriter Estère. With 80’s synths and a 30s groove, Estère imagines a presidential candidate named Magdelaine Lavirgin, a bordello worker with big dreams. The track calls to mind the poem by Zoe Leonard “I want to know why we started learning somewhere down the line that a president is always a clown; always a john and never a hooker. Always a boss and never a worker…” When Estère sings “A voice of the people / And advocate of equal / Rights for everyone / A candidate peculiar / To represent the future /Hijacked the election” it paints a vision of the future that seems truly revolutionary.

By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK contributor

Picture credit: Paascalino Schaller

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