Estelle Thrives With Solid 'All of Me' Album
Now, after nearly another four years, Estelle releases her latest album, "All of Me" -- and once again, it's well worth the wait.
Estelle sings with her Brit-accented delivery mixed with uptempo dancehall tracks and heartfelt ballads that touch the soul. She bounces back-and-forth from rapping and singing on "Speak Ya Mind" and "The Life," informing listeners that she hasn't missed a step since her last album a few years ago.
The track names might indicate that "All of Me" is all about the somber state of breakups. But that is not the case with Estelle, who focuses on the positive aspects of departing from her mate.
On the Akon penned "Thank You," Estelle shows gratitude toward her cheating mate for their inevitable split. She pours her heart out on the chorus: "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" has an easy-going feel, as Estelle sings about trying to find the simple pleasures of life during a rocky day. On the album's single, "Break My Heart," featuring Rick Ross, the singer struggles with her trust issues on the midtempo, radio-friendly track.
In total, Estelle's album is a solid piece of work, and she proves that her "all" is more than enough.