Taking social media by storm, Love Like Ours is the lead single from the songbird’s forthcoming fall 2017 full-length album with her new VP Records deal. The sizzling summer single has within a week made its way to number one on the SoundCloud ‘New & Hot’ Reggae Chart, and SoundCloud Reggae Chart, from number 27 to number seven on SoundCloud Reggae Chart.
Giving fans a first taste of her anticipated album, Love Like Ours showcases the pivotal influence reggae music has had on the London, England-born singer. Raised in a religious, Senegalese/ Grenadian household, Estelle’s musical upbringing included a variety of Afro-Caribbean, gospel, hip hop and dance styles with a healthy dose of reggae music.
Since 2008 and the release of the crossover radio hit Come Over featuring reggae star Sean Paul and produced by Supa Dups (Sean Paul, Drake, Party Next Door), fans have been encouraging Estelle to record a reggae album. This project will bring their desires to life with a unique fusion of lover’s rock, afrobeats and dancehall flavours anchoring her soulful, R&B vocals. “When I told some friends about doing this album,” said Estelle, “they were like – ‘finally!'” She continued, “everyone who knows me understands the deep connection I have to reggae music.”
Partnering once again with Supa Dups for this exciting project, 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.
Estelle’s performing credits include multiple nominations and a Grammy(R) win for American Boy, her collaboration with Kanye West, the number one radio record anthem Thank You, a number one hit on the Billboard Top 200 with Conqueror, the epic duet with Jussie Smollet and a recurring cameo role on the Fox Network series Empire. She is also a featured character role on the Cartoon Network series Steven Universe.
Estelle has shown a wide and expanding range of talent, and with this album will complete the musical circle, showcasing one of her earliest musical influences. The singer concluded, “I’m happy to give the people what they have been asking for and I’m proud to share another piece of my life and art with the world.”
Estelle’s Love Like Ours, featuring reggae star Tarrus Riley, will be available June 16 with a music video to follow.