Estelle has returned with a new album, following up her 2015 effort True Romance. Her latest project, Lovers Rock, finds the singer exploring a reggae-infused direction, apparently inspired by her parent's generation. As she explains to Exclaim, her birth was the result of the "Lovers Rock" era, which centered around the harmonious unities of love and music. Linking up with collaborators like Chronixx, HoodCelebrity, and Luke James, Estelle sounds at ease, sliding over slick production with grace.
"I was writing the album trying to figure out why I am the way I am. I was born in the middle of the 'lovers rock' era and that's why I probably love it so much. It really is the sound of my youth, of my childhood," says Estelle, to Exclaim. Once again, nostalgia proves a prominent theme on Lovers Rock; it's always fascinating to see what drives and inspires artists, and rest assured that Estelle does not disappoint on her latest go-around.