How good is 'American Boy' by Estelle?

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I'm lovin' it. Plus she looks fantastic in the video.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 16:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

Very good record. I love the '80s boogie touch to the rhythm. Not keen on the video, though. I wish it wasn't studio-bound, but instead had London and NY street scenes.

dubmill, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 16:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

i like it but can't think of anything to say about it right now. sounds like her album is gonna be good. look out for forthcoming grauniad interivew ft. possible Adele diss.

blueski, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 16:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

When's the album out?

Matt DC, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 17:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

Not a fan of 'American Boy' but 'Just a Touch' is great. She put on a helluva show at Joe's; I'm looking forward to the Highline gig.

forksclovetofu, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 17:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

It brings to mind lots of other good things, without actually sounding like anything else I could identify. Right now I'm thinking bossa nova. Earlier it was smooth jazz. What's going on here?

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 17:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

It reminds me of Shakatak : (

Stevie T, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 17:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

hey so did Annie's 'No Easy Love'

blueski, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 17:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Impatient" >>>>>>>> this

The Reverend, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 17:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

i like this joint, not as much as 1980.

kanye's verse on this is totally phoned in

max, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 17:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

"He asked me what drink in the UK is hot, and I said Ribena, so he's put it down in his rhyme!"I'm gonna send him a bottle when the album gets released."
"We were in the studio when Kanye started rapping about Ribena, his favourite drink, and WAGs. I said to him, 'Do you even know what a WAG is?' And he said, 'Yeah, she's a gold digger.'"

danzig, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 17:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

The song is more junk; materialistic, consumerist, image-conscious sugary pop crap. Kanye is, of course, a joke. Mall rap. Estelle is an android built by a Japanese media company.

Chelvis, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 18:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

"nice" "try"

blueski, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 18:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://music.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,2268835,00.html

^^ sort of racist notion of soul, no?

banriquit, Friday, 28 March 2008 10:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

this song sucks

J0rdan S., Friday, 28 March 2008 10:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

i can believe the music industry is biased in favour of commercial white pop, and maybe the post-amy thing is akin to the public-school-ification of indie (lol i mean now it's out in the open obviously), but this

"Adele ain't soul. She sounds like she heard some Aretha records once, and she's got a deeper voice - that don't mean she's soul. That don't mean nothing to me in the grand scheme of my life as a black person. As a songwriter, I get what they do. As a black person, I'm like: you're telling me this is my music? Fuck that!"

is kind of bullshit. and i hate adele as much as the next hater.

banriquit, Friday, 28 March 2008 10:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

It's a tricky one, I don't think Adele is really 'soul' in any meaningful sense other than her voice (Winehouse maybe but that's a slightly different thing). If 'Chasing Pavements' were a big swelling Dido song with identical production and arrangement, no one would be making that connection.

I mean, really, Adele is kind of a fourth-generation Xerox of a defintion of 'soul' that's coming up for 40 years old so I can see why a lot of black people would be kind of fucked off about that.

Matt DC, Friday, 28 March 2008 10:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

A lot of white people as well, frankly. I think you're trying too hard to read a 'white people can't make soul music' message into this considering Estelle is explicitly attacking the industry's treatment of black British artists.

Matt DC, Friday, 28 March 2008 10:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

Also Adele is being sold as an 'mmmmmm look authenticity' kind of artist. But hey if you want to turn the tables and go "actually its YOU that's being racist" by all means do so but bear in mind when people do this on hip-hop threads then people like Ethan are tearing them a new arsehole within a few posts.

Matt DC, Friday, 28 March 2008 10:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

Don't think anyone's gonna get Captain-Save-A-Minority over Estelle, tbh.

Dom Passantino, Friday, 28 March 2008 10:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

(Haha I haven't actually heard the Estelle single, knowingly, I'm more interested in attacking the argument than defending Estelle).

Matt DC, Friday, 28 March 2008 10:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

Considering there's, what, three of these soul musicians actually around at the moment, and that the black population of Britian is 2% (actually probably less nowadays, considering immigration from Eastern Europe)... the maths aren't really bared out here.

Dom Passantino, Friday, 28 March 2008 10:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

i don't think adele is being sold as "black" or even tbh "soul" that much. winehouse is, and joss stone was. i don't think the music industry, for all its sins, is "telling me (her) is (her) music".

it's an hard question because it's not just about "the industry" but the media too. i don't think estelle's talking about grime or other (black) scenes that grow up under the radar of the mainstream media, and which the industry has mishandled; but about, say, jamelia, who go to the public on a morning tv/music video/radio one playlist basis.

banriquit, Friday, 28 March 2008 10:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

I don't think "American Boy" is quite as good as it would like to be - it's OK but not earth shattering - but nonetheless I think Estelle's OTM.

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings were doing the whole Amy/Adele/Duffy-type thing - only 10 x power of a million times better. Of course, being black and past her teenage years, no one cared. Ditto, for that matter, and adding a decade, Beverley Knight.

Radio 1 caves in to David Cameron's threats and segregates all black music content into the 1Xtra ghetto.

Amy, Adele, Joss and Duffy - ideal fodder for middle-aged, white, pederastic and racist record company executives only interested in actual British black music if it can be made to look and sound as white as possible (Corinne B-R, Gabrielle etc. with Jamelia as possible exception).

Oh, and weather proferred as feeble excuse (how can they tell?) for lack of Glastonbury ticket action, alternating with booking of Jay-Z for Glastonbury as a strawman (is he headlining all three nights? The Reading Festival wasn't exactly bereft of crowd the night Public Enemy headlined) with implicit racist subtext though in the case of typical 2008 Glastonbury goer demographic (i.e. the picnic lunch, sensible portable IKEA table, tents the size of small houses, baby-bearing/waving ones) this might not be too far wrong.

Dingbod Kesterson, Friday, 28 March 2008 10:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

(Hasn't Beverley Knight actually sold a truckload of records though?)

Matt DC, Friday, 28 March 2008 10:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

i don't think the music industry, for all its sins, is "telling me (her) is (her) music".

Well no, Adele isn't aimed at her, it's aimed at the Radio 2 listening public, but when the message is that loud I'm assuming she can't help overhearing.

Matt DC, Friday, 28 March 2008 10:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

BK a mediocre singles career but appeared to keep releasing records anyway:

33 Beverley Knight Flavour Of The Old School Oct 1995 Notes
21 Beverley Knight featuring Redman Made It Back May 1998 Notes
40 Beverley Knight Rewind (Find A Way) Aug 1998
19 Beverley Knight featuring Redman Made It Back 99 Apr 1999 Notes
14 Beverley Knight Greatest Day Jul 1999
31 Beverley Knight Sista Sista Dec 1999
17 Beverley Knight Get Up Nov 2001
10 Beverley Knight Shoulda Woulda Coulda Mar 2002
27 Beverley Knight Gold Jul 2002
9 Beverley Knight Come As You Are Jul 2004
31 Beverley Knight Not Too Late For Love Oct 2004
16 Beverley Knight Keep This Fire Burning Mar 2005
16 Beverley Knight Piece Of My Heart Mar 2006

banriquit, Friday, 28 March 2008 10:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

Maybe I'm fooled by longevity here - the albums have done reasonably well though but not Adele level (let alone elephant-in-room Leona here who is something of a special case).

Matt DC, Friday, 28 March 2008 10:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

Well, Leona comes under the as-white-as-can-be-made category; no doubt her youth and half-caste status were more appealing to X-Factor viewers than the black woman who sang a million times better but was twice her age and heavier and we can't have that in our sparkling "new" "pop" age.

(also, at a tangent, incipient racism of ITV viewers attempting on a weekly basis to get rid of sole non-injured black contestant in Dancing On Ice and you could tell what the judges were thinking but dared not say)

Dingbod Kesterson, Friday, 28 March 2008 10:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

half-caste status

FFS.

Matt DC, Friday, 28 March 2008 10:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

This is going to get worse before it gets better.

Dom Passantino, Friday, 28 March 2008 11:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

Half black Guyanese, half white Welsh, I think fairly qualifies as "half caste status."

Dingbod Kesterson, Friday, 28 March 2008 11:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://music.guardian.co.uk/urban/story/0,,2268507,00.html

lawls i see alex 'the lex' macpherson agrees with estelle.

There was a certain irony in the announcement of the new No 1 single on Sunday. Replacing Duffy's Mercy at the top was American Boy by Estelle. Replacing a song by a singer groomed and promoted as bringing back "proper soul" was one by a singer from Britain's urban scene, one whose definition of soul is rather different from that of the people who have worked hard to make stars of Duffy and her fellow Britsoul junior diva, Adele.

where's the irony? if duffy is being sold as 'proper soul' (which is arguable), why is it 'ironic' that estelle disagrees? the lex isn't brave enough to say 'estelle = black', he says she's 'urban' whatever the fuck that means; but he's also implying that the true definition of soul belongs to black/urban folk. this is profoundly mojo magazine-y, 'natural rhythm'-type BS.

and the estelle quote in full is:

As a black person, I'm like: you're telling ME this is MY music? Fuck that! They keep trying to tell me in the media what soul music is and I'm like, we KNOW what soul music is, stop fucking around with us! You're taking the piss out of every black person in the country!

again, is duffy really being sold as 'black'? im amazed that poptimist lex is buying into this stuff rly -- the point about the music industry holding down black talent is totally separate from this.

and the post-'1980' story i can believe -- but the heavily promoted and indeed ubiquitous '1980' still only got to number 14 in the charts, and the follow-up to number 15. i don't know whose fault that is, but the story is entirely told from estelle's POV. and indeed, her current record label's POV.

also:

"If you think about where I'm from, I'm not supposed to be singing in the first place," she says. "I'm not supposed to be alive right now. We're all supposed to be in jail or killing each other. I refuse to believe that."

this in conjunction with 'life is heaven in the US' -- seriously?

also im gonna be bitchy but:

That No 1 single, American Boy, is a deliciously breezy house strut about the joys of a blossoming cross-cultural relationship. It began life as a joke, as Estelle and Will.i.am attempted to introduce Legend to the joys of dance music.

dude.

banriquit, Friday, 28 March 2008 11:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

Dingbod and Princess Michael of Kent in agreement shocker.

(Dom OTM)

Matt DC, Friday, 28 March 2008 11:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

But that's just Farringdon Gang default setting reaction to black music, isn't it? Black people are somehow "exotic" or "exciting". Apparently when my relatives from Calabria first came to this country on holiday, they'd seek out black people to have their photograph taken with, in the same way tourists now do with red phone boxes or bobbies on the beat, because they'd never seen them before and they were worthy of standing next to with an awkward smile on their faces. The Guardian's urban music department seemingly have a lot in common with Zio Pietro.

xp

Dom Passantino, Friday, 28 March 2008 11:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

Kinda interested to know where the Welsh figure in the caste system though.

Dom Passantino, Friday, 28 March 2008 11:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Dalit" kinda sounds like a Welsh word.

Dom Passantino, Friday, 28 March 2008 11:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

Half-caste (or half-cast) is a term used to describe people of mixed race or ethnicity. Caste comes from the Latin castus, meaning pure, and the derivative Portuguese and Spanish casta, meaning race. The term originates from the Indian caste system, where a person of 'lesser' or half-caste would be deemed to be of a 'lower class.' While the origins of the term are derogatory, its usage has evolved to give it the more objective meaning described above.

Half caste is a term used in the United Kingdom and other English-speaking parts of the world. An example is a child of black African and white European parentage. The term mulatto (from the Spanish "Mulato") has also been used for this particular mixture. Both terms are considered impolite and potentially offensive in the U.S., as the words have been used pejoratively in the past to ostracise and isolate the offspring of such unions. For example, "children of the plantation" (the children of African-American slaves and their European-American masters in the U.S. Southern states) were not accepted as heirs, and in most cases, the relationship was never acknowledged, and "half-caste" conveyed the deliberate exclusion.

Dingbod Kesterson, Friday, 28 March 2008 11:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

So you're not going to apologise for throwing around racist terms then?

Matt DC, Friday, 28 March 2008 11:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

ignoring that part of MC's post: omg attractive young woman wins out over older, less attractive one in pop contest.

lols at 'million times better' too. come on.

xpost

i do think it's irresponsible writing, totally uncritical. also, obviously, cloying -- "americans want to see central london but i'll take them to holloway road" -- seriously, how can you not zing that?

banriquit, Friday, 28 March 2008 11:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

Americans need to see the GRITTY URBAN DEPRIVED areas of Britain (where houses start at £250,000, 12 times the average British salary)

Dom Passantino, Friday, 28 March 2008 11:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

Matt - you might want to read what I posted, in particular the last sentence of the first paragraph of my last post, and then perhaps discuss the issues I actually raised, instead of throwing around potentially slanderous accusations at me.

Dingbod Kesterson, Friday, 28 March 2008 11:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

I read what you said, and I don't accept that the usage of the term has become "objective", I don't accept that it is no longer racially-charged or used in a derogatory way.

I know full well the point you were trying to make but don't undermine it with your own language.

Matt DC, Friday, 28 March 2008 11:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

Well I could just have said "shut up you pompous little prick" but while admittedly more direct it doesn't resonate as substantially.

Dingbod Kesterson, Friday, 28 March 2008 11:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

You really couldn't fucking make this up.

Matt DC, Friday, 28 March 2008 11:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hmm, not really going to get very far with this thread, am I? It's sort of like Clare Short Numberwang around here. Never mind, there are other threads available...

Dingbod Kesterson, Friday, 28 March 2008 11:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

i'm still wrapping my head around the apparent fact that Estelle had to leave the UK in order to have a #1 single here. now even without Kanye's name attached to it, 'American Boy' is lighter than '1980's drama and that alone may have been enough to bump it higher up the chart but if the US can promote British (black) artists better even in the UK then that's fucked, and seems a step backwards from the days of '21 Seconds' and 'Fill Me In'.

blueski, Friday, 28 March 2008 12:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

if the US can promote British (black) artists better even in the UK then that's fucked

Is this even remotely true? Bloc Party, T2, Wiley... you think any of these acts, all top 10ers over here, would amount to shit if they went to America permanently?

Dom Passantino, Friday, 28 March 2008 12:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

21 Seconds and Fill Me In had the advantage of coming off the back of a booming scene the industry knew there was a market for - may yet happen with bassline as well. It's a slightly different situation.

Wait Wiley in the Top 10 when did that happen?!

Matt DC, Friday, 28 March 2008 12:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

It's upcoming. "Wearing My Rolex" will be top 5, trust me.

Dom Passantino, Friday, 28 March 2008 12:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

"american boy" is just really sonically irritating to me -- the mix of the beat & her voice not to mention one of kanye's most annoying moments is something i just really can't stand

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 19 April 2011 05:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

i don't hate estelle by any means but that's just one THOSE songs for me idk

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 19 April 2011 05:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

beat is a lot uglier & like, squawkier than i remembered tbh

flopson, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 05:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

"american boy" is just really sonically irritating to me -- the mix of the beat & her voice not to mention one of kanye's most annoying moments is something i just really can't stand

― J0rdan S., Tuesday, April 19, 2011 12:01 AM (7 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

nothing pre-mbtdf is one of kanye's most irritating moments imo

the zing cheese incident (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 19 April 2011 05:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

the beat was better on william's album

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 19 April 2011 05:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

nothing pre-mbtdf is one of kanye's most irritating moments imo

― the zing cheese incident (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, April 19, 2011 1:09 AM (5 minutes ago) Bookmark

idk you could make a legit poll out of his 'american boy' verses:

- fake british accent
- making a pun on "pound"
- onomatopoeia in the second verse
- pun on "bespoke"
- use of the word "wags"
- pun on "gladys"
- elongating the r in "rubbish"

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 19 April 2011 05:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

can yall fuck w/ this new track for me its hot

D-40, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 05:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

can yall fuck me w/ this new track its hot

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 19 April 2011 05:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

was this prod by justice league

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 19 April 2011 05:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

don cannon!

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 19 April 2011 05:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

ross>>>

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 19 April 2011 05:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

beat is dope right??

D-40, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 05:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah it def is

i think this is a good look for her -- "american boy" is very likely an anomaly in terms of success for her so i think it makes more sense for her to try & carve out this niche like jazmine sullivan that's sorta classicly soulful but still modern enough to get radio play

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 19 April 2011 05:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

she doesn't need to be on guetta productions

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 19 April 2011 05:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

^^dont know what this means; dont care ♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♪♪♫

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gr8080, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 05:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

seriously i'm breaking this joint w/ sean paul out for the summer

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 19 April 2011 05:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

can yall fuck w/ this new track for me its hot

pro-tip, mentioning what the new track is called is helpful - maybe even adding a link to it! - when you want people to hear something

lex pretend, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 08:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

deej give me a track i will fucks with it i swear!

the zing cheese incident (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 19 April 2011 15:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

\oO/ jordan figured it out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPYcIxwyrzM

D-40, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 17:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

new album is REALLY good. so relaxed and confident. way better than i was expecting after the long time away

lex pretend, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 11:59 (six years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

new album is REALLY good. granted i never paid much attention to her beyond the hits in the past, but this is impressing me.

raccoon tanuki dye dashiki nefertiti edges kinky (some dude), Wednesday, 18 February 2015 20:48 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah i was very taken with it on one listen. lots of intriguing choices in the first half but she's good at the more comfort blanket stuff towards the end as well

lex pretend, Wednesday, 18 February 2015 22:11 (three years ago) Permalink

I really tried to get people into "Make Her Say (Beat It Up)" last year. THE DRUMS ARE AMAZE. Maybe now that the album's out more people will pay attention to it.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 18 February 2015 22:14 (three years ago) Permalink

still in 2015 when i hear american boy i have to remind myself that it's not rachel stevens

never occurred to me to seek out other stuff by the actual singer, y because i am a fewl

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 18 February 2015 22:30 (three years ago) Permalink

some dude, did you begin your post with the exact wording lex used in his post two years prior on purpose? because if not, lol

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 18 February 2015 22:32 (three years ago) Permalink

lol

gr8080, Thursday, 19 February 2015 00:57 (three years ago) Permalink

sad the album version of "make her say" isn't the MAKE MY PUSSY SAY vers

if you're reading this is an ed sheeran album (o_sailor), Thursday, 19 February 2015 01:09 (three years ago) Permalink

still in 2015 when i hear american boy i have to remind myself that it's not rachel stevens

never occurred to me to seek out other stuff by the actual singer, y because i am a fewl

― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:30 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

wtf tracer were you not familiar with "1980" (and her first album)? an actual minor uk hit and still the best thing she's ever done

lex pretend, Thursday, 19 February 2015 08:56 (three years ago) Permalink

I really liked "1980" back in the day and thought the first album was good, but the second album was a disappointment because she switched from rapping to singing, and I don't think she's particularly good or memorable as a singer. Is the third album more of the same?

Tuomas, Thursday, 19 February 2015 09:41 (three years ago) Permalink

sadly that is precisely what i intended to convey in my previous post lex!! years_of_missing_out_emoticon.jpg

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 19 February 2015 09:54 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

ogmor posted this, from your friends over in the post-fahey takoma thread, this is really gorgeous

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhvFg64_Gis&feature=youtu.be

rockpalast '82 (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 29 March 2016 15:20 (two years ago) Permalink

her last album was so much better than "American Girl"

her theme song for the Carton Network series We Bare Bears is also so much better than "American Girl"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpfix3i6Q0o

some dude, Tuesday, 29 March 2016 16:50 (two years ago) Permalink

or "American Boy," whatever, fuck that song

some dude, Tuesday, 29 March 2016 16:51 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

new album, LOVERS ROCK, out next month.

"In comparison to those of her formative years, Lover’s Rock is Estelle’s most personal album to date, as she centers in on her West Indian roots with a full-fledged reggae album. She has collaborated with esteemed Jamaican producer Supa Dups [Drake, Beenie Man], Reefa [Lil Wayne], Jerry Wonda [Wyclef Jean], Harmony Samuels [Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande] and more. In the forthcoming LP, Estelle has assured to fuse her signature R&B and hip-hop sound while paying homage to her Grenadian roots as she not only concentrates in reggae, but also embraces Afro-beats and Soca music."

i like the duet with luke james that came out last week:
https://soundcloud.com/estelleofficial/so-easy-feat-luke-james

maura, Tuesday, 28 August 2018 14:59 (one month ago) Permalink

her records are always good, can't wait for this one

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 28 August 2018 15:26 (one month ago) Permalink

i always loved this song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSRE8aTy5GE

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 28 August 2018 15:34 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.npr.org/2018/08/30/641298429/first-listen-estelle-lovers-rock

maleek berry is on this record! that's so cool

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 30 August 2018 15:19 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19SphXx3Eq8

damn

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 30 August 2018 15:39 (one month ago) Permalink

that anita baker interpolation

princess of hell (BradNelson), Thursday, 30 August 2018 15:41 (one month ago) Permalink

that song w maleek berry is awesome

J0rdan S., Thursday, 30 August 2018 16:03 (one month ago) Permalink

the first two minutes of "Better" are phenomenal, wish it stayed in that zone the whole way, excited to hear this full album though

boxedjoy, Friday, 31 August 2018 09:06 (one month ago) Permalink

She sings "Take me to New York I'd like to See LA" but LA is nowhere near so she wont be able to see it from there.

Mark G, Friday, 31 August 2018 09:22 (one month ago) Permalink

they're separated by a semicolon

maura, Friday, 31 August 2018 14:29 (one month ago) Permalink

😌

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 31 August 2018 14:34 (one month ago) Permalink

It's a perfect lyric coming from someone idealizing the U.S. without having been there, and imagining that cities are a short hop apart.

... (Eazy), Friday, 31 August 2018 14:35 (one month ago) Permalink

New York and Los Angeles are two of the most iconic American cities, although the former is in New York on the East Coast and the latter in California on the West Coast, making travel between them hard. Both are also known for being notoriously expensive. However, with a net worth of $3 million USD, Estelle can certainly handle the costs.

niels, Friday, 31 August 2018 14:37 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

this record is such a delight. for weeks now it's been my go-to whenever I'm not sure what to listen to next

rob, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 21:02 (one week ago) Permalink

yes!!

maura, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 23:25 (one week ago) Permalink

I posted about this song on another thread (help me identify a song thread). I somehow missed when this came out and hear it everywhere in the last year, but like, faintly in the background. And I knew I loved the song but had no clue who sang it. In the back of my mind, I always had a tickle, "this better not be fucking Kanye on this."

Yerac, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 23:28 (one week ago) Permalink

very good album, yes

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Thursday, 11 October 2018 08:01 (one week ago) Permalink


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