Estelle says she’s scared of her next single.
It’s a rocked up version of her album track Go Gone, which she recorded with two members of Lenny Kravitz’s band so it’s quite a different sound.
Estelle told us why she’d decided to re-do it. “I didn’t like the way it sounded on the album. It was too flat with no dynamics.”
“It had no up or downs and no great bass line.”
“So, we re-recorded it and now it sounds disgusting. I’m scared of it!”
“I heard it the other day and was like ‘Oh my God!'”
“The video is going to be nuts. We’re basing the whole thing on Tina Turner’s film What’s Love Got To Do With It and you’ll see me dancing for the first time ever in a video, so it’s gonna be crazy!”
Recalling her youth and how she came to where she is now, her debut single 1980 is the perfect introduction to Estelle for those who don’t already know her, and proof to those who do that she can indeed live up to the hype.
1980 is a real life story about growing up and the things that make you who you are, both the good and the bad. Gruesomely dark stories of dead neighbours being eaten by their cats and setting their own houses on fire are as vividly recalled as kung fu films, Connect Four, the Cosby show and dancing to Kid n Play.
Tales of boiling water on the stove to wash, getting her first pair of Nike’s while living off porridge, and huddling under the covers when there was no heat in the house, are told without a hint of sentimentality.
‘They say that everything you go through in life is what you become. If that’s the case I’m becoming number one’, declares the ambitious b-girl. And why not?
Coming from an extended family of nine kids and various relations all under the same roof, she had to learn how to make herself heard.
You’ll most certainly hear more from her as her second single Free will be released in October 4.
Estelle, UK’s brightest rapping talent will bring out her brand spanking new single 1980 via label V2 come July 19.
Estelle has been around for years, working mostly underground. Pop music fans should remember her as the rapper who did a bit of rapping for the 3SL boys a couple of years back.
She spoke recently to a press member “I love the idea that I have a single coming out. I do hope people go out and buy what I’ve worked so hard on.”
1980 is a brilliant slice of infectious hip hop that comes highly recommended. Get yours soon.