All Of Me

Album: All of Me (2012)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • This is the opening and title track of English R&B singer-songwriter Estelle's third album. The song is a tribute to Dinah Washington's version of the jazz standard of the same name. The record was released in the United States on February 28, 2012 and in the United Kingdom two weeks later.
  • The song is intended to immediately get the listener's attention. "They said that all I had to do was rap again/ Go ahead and get back to black again,'' Estelle spits reclaiming a sense of purpose. She explained to The Boston Globe: "This album was me saying, this is me. With every single album you go through a growth spurt, and every couple of years you become a different person. It just so happened that these past few years have been an accelerated, very visceral version of events for me. People are going to understand who the hell I am this time around. Not that I didn't do that before, but this time I'm going to let you know before you come out with anything crazy about me. I had to go back and find my love of rap and figure out why I got in the game in the first place. I had to go back and find the joy and love. It got really boring."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Stan Ridgway

Stan RidgwaySongwriter Interviews

Go beyond the Wall of Voodoo with this cinematic songwriter.

Songs in Famous Movie Scenes: '80s Edition

Songs in Famous Movie Scenes: '80s EditionMusic Quiz

You know the scenes - Tom Cruise in his own pants-off dance off, Molly Ringwald celebrating her birthday - but do you remember what song is playing?

Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins

Tom Bailey of Thompson TwinsSongwriter Interviews

Tom stopped performing Thompson Twins songs in 1987, in part because of their personal nature: "Hold Me Now" came after an argument with his bandmate/girlfriend Alannah Currie.

Neal Smith - "I'm Eighteen"

Neal Smith - "I'm Eighteen"They're Playing My Song

With the band in danger of being dropped from their label, Alice Cooper drummer Neal Smith co-wrote the song that started their trek from horror show curiosity to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Songs in Famous Movie Scenes: Tarantino Edition

Songs in Famous Movie Scenes: Tarantino EditionMusic Quiz

Whether he's splitting ears or burning Nazis, Quentin Tarantino uses memorable music in his films. See if you can match the song to the scene.

Thomas Dolby

Thomas DolbySongwriter Interviews

He wrote "She Blinded Me With Science" so he could direct a video about a home for deranged scientists.