New Song: Estelle – ‘Freak’

Published: Friday 26th Feb 2010 by Sam

After a brief absence from the music scene, UK-bred/US-based singer Estelle is back with new single ‘Freak’.  Produced by hit-maker of the moment David Guetta, the Dance/Urban mash-up sees the Londoner embrace a markedly different sound to that of soulful R&B of her last LP, 2008’s ‘Shine’. The question however, is whether it actually works….

Luckily for Estelle, the answer is a ‘yes’…just about. Getting the ‘bad’ out of the way first, the production and overall busyness of the track may put off some of her Urban loyalists, while the Kardinal Offishal feature wasn’t really needed. That said, with ridiculously catchy hooks, including one which samples Soul II Soul’s ‘Back To Life’, as well as Ms. Swaray re-engaging with her rap roots while dually trying something new, this one is a winner.

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  1. movieman February 26, 2010

    gorlls

    pat yo wigs ladies

  2. TJD February 26, 2010

    the gays will love this!

  3. hking February 26, 2010

    I love……. I love Soul II Soul’s ‘Back To Life’ samples, Kardinal Offishal made it more interesting but it’s so catchy.

  4. sunshineRD February 26, 2010

    am not gonna lie.. this gonna be a hit!

  5. Stoney-Brie February 26, 2010

    jst when i thot Estelle was gon be our 2day’s Lauryn Hill, she gon do somethin like this??

    i still hear them vocals are hot tho, but this is trash! she shud get bck 2 real music b4 it gets dark 4 her…

    and btw @ TJD betcha look like that gravatar of Mary J Blige doin ur momma’s face! 😉

  6. February 26, 2010

    mixed feelings on it…

    on one hand, it is ungodly catchy and campy and will be a monster in the clubs
    i like that she did something different + the kardinall guest spot was cool

    but i hate that EVERYBODY is doing dance-y stuff now (it’s already redundant as hell IMO) and the track’s a little busy for my taste

  7. NICKY February 26, 2010

    I LOVE THIS SONG, WHY DID RIHANNA LEAVE IT OF HER ALBUM! SHE WAS OFFERED THIS SONG FIRST, ESTELLE YOU SOUND GOOD BUT YOUR JAW LINE IS UITTERLY HORRIBLE, YOUR TEETH ARE SO NOT CUTE!

  8. stan February 26, 2010

    that chorus is STUCK in my head, lol

  9. Jade February 26, 2010

    I LOVE THIS……this is gonna b BIG in the clubs

  10. Parisian girl February 26, 2010

    Yesss!!!i luv it

  11. eddie February 27, 2010

    i luv it!

  12. Kyle February 27, 2010

    I cannot wait till this hits the club … its a TUNEEE

  13. yesyes February 27, 2010

    pretty good!

  14. CJordN February 27, 2010

    The kids will LOVE this.

  15. cool chick February 27, 2010

    i’m not feelin this AT ALL, not from Estelle

  16. 12345 February 28, 2010

    why dont you post about beyonce being in court ONCE AGAIN? Last week she was acused by a bulgarian designer that she stole his ideas for her HOUSE OF DIARRHEA and this week a musician acused her of stealing ideas for her “Bootylicious” song, she said she created the word ROFL, WHY DONT YOU POST THE TRUTH ABOUT THE THIEF? DIVA MY ASS, TALENTED MY ASS, LEGEND MY ASS!!!

  17. hawaii bob November 17, 2010

    aloha anotherwoman I would MARRY just KISS her on those LIPS! mahalo aloha hb

  18. shaddy89 January 19, 2011

    i am ur no one fun i love you and your songs you are great estelle

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