Today, British singer-songwriter Estelle released a new song “Home”, as part of the latest Amazon Original “Produced By” series on Amazon Music.
Producer Adrian Younge is releasing a four-track collection throughout the month as part of the new installment, only available to stream and purchase on Amazon Music. ”Home” follows last Friday’s release of Georgia Anne Muldrow and Terrace Martin’s Adrian Younge-produced song “February.”
Stream “Home” only on Amazon Music: www.amazon.com/dp/B07ND4GXD3
Watch the Teaser Video: https://youtu.be/J8RaMCpQ-OI
“Produced By” pairs producers with a collection of some of today’s top artists across various genres to create exclusive, new recordings for Amazon Music listeners. Throughout the month of February, Amazon Original songs from artists including Estelle, Gallant, and Black Thought will be released as a part of Produced by Adrian Younge. From Adrian’s perspective, conceptually, these songs collectively celebrate the spectrum of black music, and are intentionally releasing in February to coincide with Black History Month. Younge explains:
The obsession with race is disturbing to those that wish to divert attention away from the unyielding attributes that have plagued black America. However, we all must realize how such disenfranchisement has negatively affected us all. We are all equal and we are all human; we all have something to say and something to contribute; essentially, we all deserve to be heard, recognized and respected. That being said, our celebration of black history month brings us closer to understanding the struggles and contributions African Americans have made in making America what it is.
There was a time in America when Blacks weren’t free to pursue their creative endeavors. Such cultural tension led to blacks creating the first American musical art form: Jazz. This music, the antithesis of western idealism, is what continues to inspire black music today. My work embraces this perspective, but furthermore, it serves as a reminder of how music can lay the groundwork for self-expression and cultural awareness. Embrace Black History Month and take the time to realize how black music has shaped the cultural narrative of America.
“Adrian is by far one of the most amazing musical minds and a keeper of our culture. I’m excited to be a part of this project,” Estelle states.
Adrian Younge has carved out an incomparable niche in the music community. He’s served as a producer, composer, studio head of Linear Labs, and owner of The Artform Studio in Highland Park, CA. Adrian, along with his production partner Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest), is best known of late for work on the stellar score to the Netflix/Marvel series Luke Cage. Over the years, the versatile Younge has collaborated with artists including Jay-Z, Wu Tang Clan, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Ceelo, Raphael Saadiq, and more.
Previous Amazon Originals include Produced by Matt Ross-Spang and Produced by Simone Felice. The September 2018 Matt Ross-Spang release featured new Amazon Original songs from Margo Price, John Prine, Al Green, and William Bell. The November 2018 Simone Felice release featured new Amazon Original songs from Conor Oberst, The Felice Brothers, Phoebe Bridgers, and Wesley Schultz of the Lumineers.
Amazon Music listeners can simply ask, “Alexa, play the new song by Estelle” in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android and on Alexa-enabled devices, or find the track on the global playlist “The High End,” featuring the best of left-of-center R&B, indie, bedroom pop and more. In addition to the new track, Amazon Music listeners can access hundreds of Amazon Original songs and numerous albums featuring both emerging and established artists across numerous genres, available to stream and purchase on Amazon Music.