Saturday, 24 May 2014

Adele doesn’t make soul music, says Estelle...

During a recent interview with Global Grind, Estelle says she does not agree with Adele's music being billed in the 'Soul' category with Aretha Franklin.  In fact, she refers to Adele's music as common old 'Folk' music. Womp, womp! Is she right though? Or could Estelle be a little bitter about Adele's success?

 According to Estelle:
“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.”
While I understand where she's coming from, I don't think she needed to word it like that. Adele's music is very much indie-pop, or falls along the lines of Adult alternative/contemporary, with R&B and soul influences. Though I hope Estelle isn't trying to imply that SHE makes soul music because I would consider Adele's music (and vocals) WAY more soulful than Estelle's. 

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