Ester Rada – Life Happens

Ester Rada’s cross-cultural sound is a deep reflection of the Israeli born Ethiopian’s heritage. Growing up in a highly religious Jewish family in more than modest conditions in Israel, gave Rada the drive to change her way of life and fulfill her dream of creating music. Critics describe her genre mixing sound as “gracefully combining Ethio-Jazz, funk, soul and r&b, with mixed undertones of black grooves”. Ester is currently finishing work on her debut album, after releasing her acclaimed first self-written and composed solo EP called “Life Happens” produced by Israeli producers Kuti (Kutiman/Thru-You) and Sabbo (Soulico), at the beginning of 2013. Shortly after releasing her EP the world discovered the potential of singer, songwriter, performer, and persona Ester Rada. Ester’s increasing popularity saw her tour the Us, Canada, and Europe, and most recently the highly respected Glastonbury Festival. She warmed up for Alicia Keys at her Israel concert, in front of 8500 people, receiving amazing critics from Alicia herself saying, “She is amazing”. Her video “Life Happens” is aired these days on MTV France, East Europe, and Israel, as well as on Vh1 Uk. With strong influences from early 20th century soul power women such as Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin; as well as a great appreciation for more contemporary black diva’s like Eryka Badu, Lauryn Hill, and Jill Scott; Rada is bringing a new voice to soul that is already spreading worldwide.

Ester Rada – Life Happens (Official Video)

Ester Rada – Life Happens Lyrics:
Everyone got a piece of you
Nothing left for me
Professional thief
You stole my sleep
Left me to wonder the streets
Like a stalkless leaf
And even though
You act like you don’t know
I can hear that fear
Deafen my ear
Don’t you blame it on me

Sitting there with your head up high
Nothing can harm you
Professional man
Life follow you’re demands
But you failed to bury this head
In the sand
And even so
You act like you don’t know
I can see that sore appear
But I cant dry your hidden tears
So don’t you blame it on me

I don’t wanna hear anything from you

Rolling around in familiar places
Nothing can teach you
Professional boss
With an evil force
You wont stop making us feel worst
And like I said
I can make it on my own
I don’t need you
I’m sure you can see
So don’t you blame it on me

You’re not my dad no one is
You can not teach me how pain feels
I don’t wanna hear anything from you.
Ester Rada - Life Happens

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