Chicago songwriter Anna Holmquist pieced together the full-band realization of their music in 2017 with the help of friends and creative collaborators, resulting in the birth of Ester.

Turn Around, Ester’s first full-band LP, is a meditation both on major life changes and looking back at the past to understand your growth.

Most of the tracks came out of a 6-month songwriting period around the beginning of Holmquist’s Saturn Return, which is psychologically seen as the time of reaching full adulthood, and being faced, perhaps for the first time, with adult challenges and responsibilities.

Look for the release of Turn Around on March 27 via Midwest Action.