Anyway, I found this song a week or so ago while trying to relive lost summer moments. I have only recently made up my mind about the summer jam "American Boy." I like it. When I like something, I tend to find out more and went hunting Estelle songs. Then I found this gem (like jam, but better). The silky motown beat and vocals are a welcome change to some harsher hip hop charts to come out this summer. I hope this song makes it; it certainly has potential.
A sense of "motown revivalism" is not necessarily a new thing. Amy Winehouse tried it on a few of her songs but, and I am going to be candid here, I fucking hate Amy Winehouse. I do not care about her doing coke on stage, she is a complete mess, and the media needs to let fade away so we don't have to glorify her crackwhore lifestyle anymore; the more publicity she gets, the cooler she becomes to kids. And she sucks. "Rehab" was overplayed and just annoying.
But this is not about how I detest Winehouse; rather this is about my new-found love for Estelle. Keep up the good work lady and keep bringing those sly British beats to this side of the Pond.