Get lost in Estelle's "So Easy," featuring Luke James.
Notably, the sounds presented on the new effort are the ones closest to the British singer-songwriter, whose own background of Senegalese and Grenadian descent is heard loud and clear through soundscapes inspired by the Lovers Rock subgenre, a spin-off of reggae music, first found in London during the 1970s and 1980s.
"To me, it's the truest, Britishest version of me you're probably going to get," Estelle tells NPR. "This is my version of London, you know?"
The project, which is an anthology of the relationship between Estelle's parents, is host to plenty addictive cuts, as she recruits international mainstays like Maleek Berry, Chronixx, and Kranium for a little assistance. There are plenty of standouts to choose from, but for the purpose of this writing, we'll present to you the Luke James duet "So Easy."
The album opener is an easy listen, draped in Lovers Rock influence without question as Luke and Estelle trade off on harmonies of an uncomplicated romance.
Catch the full clip up top.