“The plush synths of ‘Don’t Wanna’ provide a soft landing for its love-drunk lyrics; the bounding bass and percussive brass of ‘Sweetly’ make its breakup story extra bittersweet; and the twinkling keyboards and heaven-sent backing vocals that hang over closer ‘Good For Us’ make its happy ending sparkle. Estelle’s velvety soprano soars and slinks, hearkening back to old-school R&B duets on the strutting collab with soul crooner Luke James ‘So Easy’ and commanding the dancehall on “Ain’t Yo Bitch,” while her lyrics depict a grown-folks romance that was made even sweeter by its lengthy cooking time.” –Rolling Stone
“The way this album talks about love is deceptively powerful. It seats devotion and self-love comfortably side-by-side. It documents the noble process of fighting for how we wish to be treated in our personal relationships and, by extension, in society.” –NPR
“We are in for a real treat.” –Paper
September 7th, 2018 – Today, multi-platinum GRAMMY winner Estelle, has released her anticipated fifth studio album Lovers Rock! The collection premiered exclusively on NPR’s First Listen just last week and is now available everywhere to stream and purchase – PRESS HERE!
Lovers Rock (via her own label Established 1980 Inc and VP Records)is Estelle’s most personal album to date, as it is not only a retelling of her parents’ love story, but also her centering in on her West Indian roots with a full-fledged reggae album, with touches of Afro-beats, dancehall and Soca. The 14-track LP is a timeline of her parent’s love as it begins with the exhilarating feeling of a new love found to heartache to self-worth and to ultimately reconciliation. Estelle has collaborated with esteemed producers Supa Dups[Drake, Beenie Man], Reefa [Lil Wayne], Jerry Wonda [Wyclef Jean], Harmony Samuels [Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande], Dre Harris [Michael Jackson, Mary J Blige]. Estelle has also featured acclaimed artists HoodCelebrityy, Chronixx, Kranium, Luke James, Tarrus Riley, Maleek Berry, Alicai Harley,Konshens & her own label signees Nick & Navi.
In conjunction with today’s album release, Estelle has released two official videos for tracks from the collection – “Sweetly” and “So Easy” (ft. Luke James). These videos are respectively part two and three, following the video for her lead single, “Better.” PRESS HERE to watch the three-part story of her parents, also titled “The Mike & Deen Story.” Tracklisting can be found below – Stay tuned for more announcements in the coming weeks!
LOVERS ROCK TRACKLISTING
- So Easy (ft. Luke James)
- Meet Up (Maleek Berry)
- Really Want (Konshens & Nick and Navi)
- Don’t Wanna (Kranium)
- Queen (Chronixx)
- Slow Down (Alicai Harley)
- Ain’t Yo Bitch
- Karma (ft. HoodCelebrityy)
- Lights Out
- Love Like Ours (ft. Tarrus Riley)
- One More Time
- Good For Us