Sunday, October 05, 2008


I recently bought the album Shine by an artist called Estelle. You might know her from the song "American Boy" she sings with Kanye West. I originally got into Estelle because of the video for that song, which is so classy and fresh, and she is simply gorgeous.

Rico and I listened to the entire album while driving to and from Joburg last month (we chose to drive to Joburg as opposed to flying because it costs US$450 per person to go on the 45-minute flight from Maputo, which is absurd!) and are both totally hooked on Estelle's music. All the tracks are brilliant, and I've not been so into an album of this style since Lauryn Hill.

The best song, however, is the title track. Both Rico and I have been singing it all week. "Oh, this is my song, and just like you I got a right to stay strong...I'm gonna shine, gonna shine, gonna shine while my light's on." Amen to that!


Rrramone said...

I'm going get the song right now. :-)

Ali la Loca said...

~Rrramone - You will love it. Totally worth it. The whole album is, really...