Estelle – Lovers Rock

by Oct 17, 2018Mini-Review, Reviews

Release Info

Estelle – Lovers Rock

Label: VP Records | Format: CD-LP-DR | Street date: September 7, 2018

Tracks

  1. Easy feat. Luke James
  2. Meet Up feat. Maleek Berry
  3. Really Want feat. Konshens & Nick X Navi
  4. Better
  5. Don’t Wanna feat. Kranium
  6. Queen feat. Chronixx
  7. Ain’t Yo Bitch
  8. Sweetly
  9. Karma feat. Hoodcelebrityy
  10. Lights Out
  11. Love Like Ours feat. Tarrus Riley
  12. One More Time
  13. Good For Us

Estelle - Lovers Rock

“Lovers Rock” is the fifth album of Multiplatinum GRAMMY-award winning artist Estelle, probably known best for 2008 hit single “American Boy”. Its title refers to the London-centered subgenre that – in the ’70s and ’80s – smoothed out the riddims of reggae and rocksteady into something more soulful and woman-dominated. Apparently inspired by the music that was very popular in the days she was born, British R&B recording artist Estelle comes up with a largely reggae/dancehall-infused new collection of tunes.

Not every track will be to the liking of the true fan of the lovers rock genre, but there are certainly a few offerings included that might appeal to them. Without any doubt these include the smooth opener with Luke James called “So Easy”, the hit song “Love Like Ours”, done in collaboration with Tarrus Riley. Dancehall fans might dig tunes like her previous single, the infectious “Better”, “Slow Down” featuring Alicai Harley, and the party tune “Really Want” with guest appearances of Konshens, Nick & Navi. Also really nice to hear are the collaboration tunes “Meet Up” (feat. Maleek Berry) , “Queen” (feat. Chronixx) , and the head-nodding “Karma” (feat. Hoodcelebrityy).

A solid album for a broad audience.

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