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THE REVIEW: Estelle’s ‘All of Me’

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THE REVIEW: Estelle’s ‘All of Me’

Grammy Award-winning singer, Estelle, ventures into a new feel-good soul, pop and melodic album untitled “All of Me.” The new project presents the West London girl four years after her breakthrough album ‘Shine,’ gave us the Grammy-winning single, “American Boy,” featuring Kanye West.

The 15-track project, ‘All of Me,’ a collection of love songs, dancehall and rapping, showcases the ability of Estelle to bounce back and forth from one genre to another.

On tracks like “Speak Ya Mind” and “The Life,” Estelle’s powerful rhythms showcases a more mature and intelligent writer with lyrics that not only capture listeners but also gives them an outlet to feel the emotions.

“Thank You,” written by Akon and produced by Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, Arden “Keyz” Altino and Akene “The Champ” Dunkley, presents a forgiving Estelle who is able to express gratitude toward her cheating partner even though she knows that the split will be inevitable. “These tears I cry sure won’t be the last/They will not be the last … no/This pain inside which never seems to pass/It never seems to pass me by/So I thank you/Said I thank you/Yes I thank you/For making me a woman.”

“Wonderful Life” reflects on her appreciation of being able to enjoy a good time. On the radio friendly track “Break My Heart” featuring Rick Ross and produced by Don Cannon, the singer struggles with trust issues but with “International,” a collaboration with two of R&B’s heartthrobs, Trey Songz and Chris Brown, fans will not have any problem gasping for air.

Certainly, “All of Me” has all of the ingredients of a feel good up-tempo album that will touch your soul.

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