Esmée Denters and Justin Timberlake took to the streets and rooftops of downtown LA earlier this month to shoot the video for “Love Dealer” with top-notch production duo The Malloys.
Collaborating on the feisty, urban-flavored hit is just the tip of the Denters/Timberlake connection. Esmée rose to internet fame in 2007, racking up millions of views on her Youtube channel with effortless and soulful covers of her favorite hits. Among her worldwide fans was Justin Timberlake himself, who quickly signed the Dutch pancake house waitress to his own Interscope imprint, Tennman Records. The two began writing her debut album Outta Here, with the help of an impressive list of hitmakers, including Polow Da Don (Usher, Ciara), Stargate (Rihanna, Ne-Yo), OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder (Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield), and Toby Gad (Beyoncé, Fergie).