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Vocalist Esthero was born Jen-Bea Englishman on December 23, 1978, in Ontario, Canada. She moved to Toronto in 1996, and quickly became a fixture at the city's open mikes. There she met Doc (real name: Martin McKinney), an engineer and producer, and the two began working on a demo featuring his programming and her vocals. Sony eventually took interest, and suddenly Esthero went from a fledgling idea to a duo with Esthero's name as their own and a record, Breath from Another, issued in spring 1998 on the label's Work imprint. Breath's mix of beats, lush vocals, and fractured bits of programmed samples caught on perfectly with the trip-hop trend of the time, and Esthero had success with singles like Heaven Sent and the hip-hop-flavored title track. However, it would take nearly seven years for a follow-up to appear. In the interim Esthero parted ways with Doc and struck out on her own, contributing vocals to projects like Black Eyed Peas' "Weekends" (2000). Signing with Reprise, she began work on new material, and returned officially in summer 2004 with the club single O.G. Bitch. Esthero followed the single in November of that year with We R in Need of a Musical Revolution, an EP that found her collaborating with Sean Lennon, Cee-Lo, and producer James Robertson (Skye Sweetnam) on a 21st century version of Breath's assemblage sound. The EP set up a full-length entitled Wikked Lil' Girls, which was slated for release in early 2005. ~ Johnny Loftus
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  1.   Song
  2.   I Drive Alone
  3.   Superheroes
  4.   Country Livin' (The World I Know)
  5.   Heaven Sent
  6.   Black Mermaid
  7.   Breath From Another
  8.   Melancholy Melody
  9.   Amber & Tiger's Eye
  10.   That Girl
  11.   Anywayz
  12.   How Do I Get You Alone?
  13.   Fastlane
  14.   Beautiful Lie
  15.   Blanket Me in You (Never Is So Soon)
  16.   This Lull-A-Bye
  17.   We R in Need of a Musical Revolution
  18.   O.G. Bitch
  19.   Swallow Me
  20.   Lounge
  21.   Everything is Expensive (The Kids Are Not Alright)
  22.   Francis
  23.   Go
  24.   Supernatural
  25.   You Don't Get a Song
  26.   Gracefully
  27.   Crash
  28.   Never Gonna Let You Go
  29.   Brave Bear Woman
  30.   Fastlane featuring Jeleestone
  31.   My Torture
  32.   Bad Boy Clyde
  33.   If Tha Mood
  34.   Thank Heaven 4 You
  35.   Dragonfly's Intro
  36.   Wikked Lil' Grrrls
  37.   I Love You
  38.   Gone
  39.   Everyday Is a Holiday (With You)
  40.   Flipher Overture
  41.   My Honeybrown
  42.   Half a World Away
  43.   Dragonfly's Outro
  44.   Indigo Boy
  45.   Junglebook

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