Base News | Estelle Returns!
The Brit- invasion continues as the 1980 star hooks up with some of America's finest producers....
The UK's finest; multiple award-winning artist Estelle is back with a brand new album on a brand new label, set for release in February 2008.
Signed by US 'Soul Sensation' John Legend to his Homeschool label and Atlantic Records.
Estelle tells us "I have known John for a while now...we worked on my first album '18th day' before he was signed. He featured on 'Hey Girl' played piano on 'Free' and appeared in the video.
"As I went to do my second album I asked him to help exec-produce it. As I progressed with it, I left my label and he said he'd sign me and here we are today. We always make great songs together. While I like and listen to a lot of musicians - there aren't many I respect on a level to help me write songs or upgrade/push me as an artist...but John is one of them."
The forthcoming album is rumoured to feature production from the likes of Will.I.Am, Wyclef Jean, Mark Ronson, Cee-lo, Swizz Beatz - just some of the 'hit makers' that Estelle has been in the studio with...and of course, John Legend.
Man of the moment Kanye West will also be featuring on the album; on a track called American Boy and Estelle will be touring with Amy Winehouse in the US in September.