Following the release of her empowering new song “Woman’s World,” Grammy-winning artist Estelle is following a creative dream and releasing a full-length reggae album. Announcing the project today (June 5), along with a new partnership, the singer/songwriter’s reggae LP is scheduled for a fall 2017 release, via the legendary VP Records.
To coincide with the announcement, Estelle has released the first single off the album, “Love Like Ours” featuring reggae star Tarrus Riley. The song is melodic and captivating, giving fans an exciting first taste of what to expect on the album. Reggae music had a pivotal influence on the London bred singer, who was raised in a religious, Senegalese/Grenadian household. Her musical upbringing included a variety of Afro-Caribbean, Gospel, Hip-Hop and dance styles with a healthy dose of reggae music.
This project is said to feature a “unique fusion of lover’s rock, afro-beats and dancehall flavors anchoring her soulful, R&B vocals.” Speaking about creating the album and gauging her friends interest, Estelle said: “When I told some friends about doing this album, they were like ‘finally!’ Everyone who knows me, understands the deep connection I have to reggae music.”
“Love Like Ours” draws you in with smooth guitar and keyboard hooks and keeps the listener engaged with upbeat, feel good lyrics. The song is shaping up to be the lover’s anthem of the summer,” said VP records President Randy Chin.
Take a listen below.