The Pulse of Entertainment: Grammy Winning Estelle to Release Reggae Album,
‘Lover's Rock' in September
"It formed itself," said multi-platinum selling Estelle about her fifth
studio album, "Lover's Rock" (Established 1980, Inc./VP Records) to be released in September. "It just happened
to be all Reggae songs - three years into it."
Estelle has a
rich history in American music after her international hit "American Boy" featuring Kanye West, which won a Grammy
Award for "Best Rap Song Collaboration." "American Boy" reached double-platinum status also. Her follow-up
album "All of Me" received a Grammy Award nomination for "Best R&B Performance."
"I've always loved Reggae music. I've always done all genres...different types
of music," she said. "This is the first time I've done one genre"
2015 Estelle performed on season one of "Empire" singing a duet with the shows star Jussie Smollett
which is said to have carried the show's soundtrack to #1 on Billboard Top 200. Other television appearances include "Girls
Trip" and a voice over gig as Garnet in "Steven Universe" (Cartoon Network).
The "Lover's Rock" album released
its first single "Better" with accompanying music video and she appears on VP
Records' "Reggae Gold" with the single "Love Like Ours" featuring Tarrus Riley. Estelle
seems to be all about love.
"For me it's what the vibe. I could
not do records without being in love," she pointed out. "I look at my mom and
dad. The memory of their love...they were separated for 10 years and came back together.
The idea, that your love is your love and will come back to you."
love for all genres of music and her West Indian roots show up in her style and can be
heard on "Lovers' Rock". The London, England native has worked with such music greats such as Sean Paul
and Jerry Wonder.
"My dad was in a band. He was very popular,"
Estelle said about her history with Reggae music. "...I'm giving respect to the genre
that raised me."
Estelle's single "Better" reminded her of her parents love
for each other and that theme is carried throughout the project.
"The very first time when I heard it I got a vision of my mom and dad,"
she said. "Its...original Reggae and R&B in the 80s."
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