Blog Esser: Headlocked July 20, 2009March 13, 2017 admin Esser leads an unlikely neighborhood crew into a crazy dance party in his video for “Headlock” below. Old people and young prep school kids both start jiving. It’s an all-around good time. Esser is an unconventional pop musician, combining a humorous stage presence with quirky bleeps, blips, and beats. He also writes lyrics about love and losing love that everyone can relate to.