‘American Boy’ chanteuse Estelle may be a fan of fellow Brit Adele, but not so much of her supposed links to Soul music, it has emerged this week.
For, during a recent conversation with Russell Simmons‘ ‘Global Grind‘, the ‘Come Over Love’ belle was quizzed on remarks she made on the singer and ‘Warwick Avenue’ vocalist Duffy, both of whom she said had been billed Soul singers by the media…incorrectly.
Why she feels this labelling downplays efforts made by the likes of Aretha Franklin?
Her explanation after the jump…
On Adele, Ms.Swaray shared:
“I don’t think of her and think of Aretha. So to me, that’s not Soul. She does great Folk music. To me, that doesn’t resonate that with Soul so don’t sell that to me as Soul and tell me I have to co-sign it or endorse it.”
Hit the 9 minute mark below.