Esmé Patterson

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Esmé Patterson
OriginDenver, Colorado
Years active2012–present
LabelsGreater Than Collective, Xtra Mile Recordings, Grand Jury

Esmé Patterson is an American musician from Denver, Colorado. She was formerly a member of the indie folk band Paper Bird.


Patterson began her career in the band Paper Bird.[1] In 2012, Patterson began her solo career, releasing her first full-length album titled All Princes, I.[2] In 2015, Patterson released her second full-length album titled Woman to Woman.[3][4][5] In 2016, Patterson released her third full-length album titled We Were Wild.[6] In late 2016, Patterson released a split 7-inch with William Elliott Whitmore.[7] Patterson released her latest record in 2020 titled There Will Come Soft Rains.[8]


Studio albums

  • All Princes, I (2012)
  • Woman to Woman (2015)
  • We Were Wild (2016)
  • There Will Come Soft Rains (2020)


  1. ^ Miller, Matt. "Esme Patterson leaves Paper Bird". The Denver Post. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  2. ^ Johnson, Josh. "Steal This Track: Esmé Patterson's "Sun Up 2 Sun Down"". The Denver Post. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  3. ^ Hesse, Josiah. "Esmé Patterson Speaks for the Women of Your Favorite Pop Songs". Vice. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  4. ^ Jones, Corinne. "Esmé Patterson: Woman to Woman review – defiant and witty". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  5. ^ Brosh, Elle. "Spotlight On Esme Patterson: Singing The Other Side Of A Love Song". Bust. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  6. ^ Dolan, Jon. "Esme Patterson: We Were Wild". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  7. ^ Anthony, David. "Listen to William Elliott Whitmore's cover of Esmé Patterson from their upcoming split single". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  8. ^ Woronzoff, Elisabeth. "Esmé Patterson Goes Dream Pop on 'There Will Come Soft Rains'". PopMatters. Retrieved 17 August 2021.