14 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Estelle was born during the height of lovers rock—the London-centered subgenre that smoothed out the rhythms of reggae and rocksteady into something more soulful and woman-dominated in the ’70s and ’80s. Her fifth album is a heartfelt homage to those roots, updated for 2018. Beyond reggae, the husky-voiced Brit draws from diasporic sounds like dancehall and Afrobeats and welcomes a worldy array of guests, from Jamaica’s Kranium to British-Nigerian singer Maleek Berry. At the heart of Lovers Rock, though, is the true story of her parents’ reconciliation after being separated for two decades; “Sweetly,” somewhere between reggae and doo-wop, is the wistful breakup song they never got to have. It’s an imaginary soundtrack for their expectations-defying journey, through which Estelle learns her own lessons about romantic love, and self-love, too.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Estelle was born during the height of lovers rock—the London-centered subgenre that smoothed out the rhythms of reggae and rocksteady into something more soulful and woman-dominated in the ’70s and ’80s. Her fifth album is a heartfelt homage to those roots, updated for 2018. Beyond reggae, the husky-voiced Brit draws from diasporic sounds like dancehall and Afrobeats and welcomes a worldy array of guests, from Jamaica’s Kranium to British-Nigerian singer Maleek Berry. At the heart of Lovers Rock, though, is the true story of her parents’ reconciliation after being separated for two decades; “Sweetly,” somewhere between reggae and doo-wop, is the wistful breakup song they never got to have. It’s an imaginary soundtrack for their expectations-defying journey, through which Estelle learns her own lessons about romantic love, and self-love, too.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
31 Ratings
31 Ratings
Jeanette Stevens ,

Where is the CLEAN Version?

I want to purchase the CLEAN version of the song "So Easy." Please make it available for purchase iTunes!!

Danniepoo ,

Crazy

🔥🔥🔥🔥

BeHeard91 ,

Nice

Vibey!

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