Sunday, August 3, 2008

Versions: Estelle/

British R&B siren Estelle has been making a lot of noise in the U.S. with her latest album Shine (2008), thanks in part to the single "American Boy" with Kanye West:

Estelle - American Boy (featuring Kanye West).mp3

However, I was really diggin' on a primarily instrumental version by called "Impatient" which appeared his album "Songs About Girls" (2007):

I really didn't like "American Boy" when I first heard it, but it's grown on me. I'm just really attached will's version because of the way it caught my attention as a stand-out track on "Songs About Girls." The composition and layering of sounds are impeccable (to me anyway) and it makes me appreciate as a producer just that much more. You lose a lot of the intricacies when you add vocals to the track, which is why "American Boy" didn't sit well with me at first. I'm just a sucker for the nostalgia and imagery that "Impatient" invokes, so don't mind me.

1 bugged out:

Daisy said...

American boy also grew on me. I couldn't stand it at first but then I first heard it through my 8 year old cousin so that may be why! :P

Thanks for the "impatient" track, music that incites nostalgia is priceless :)