Conqueror

Album: True Romance (2014)
Charted: 42
  • songfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • The second single from Estelle's True Romance album, this empowerment anthem was released on September 9, 2014.
  • This song featured on the Unto the Breach episode of the Fox TV drama Empire. Estelle also co-starred on the show as famous artist Delphine, who gets close to Jussie Smollett's character Jamal Lyon. She explained to The Boombox the part came about after the show's producers heard the tune and asked if they could use it for a scene. "I said sure and then they told me it was a scene with one of my peoples Jussie and I've known him for a few years," she said. "I met him when I lived in LA for a year or two. I was like, 'Oh hell yeah,' because Jussie can actually sing; he's got a great voice. It just made sense, especially the storyline with his father being so far from caring about his sexuality."
  • Asked whether re-recording this as a duet with Jussie Smollett changed the way she viewed the song or its meaning, Estelle replied: "Not at all. we both relate to it in the same way... so it just helped the message reach more people."
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Joe JacksonSongwriter Interviews

Joe talks about the challenges of of making a Duke Ellington tribute album, and tells the stories behind some of his hits.

Billy Steinberg - "Like A Virgin"They're Playing My Song

The first of Billy's five #1 hits was the song that propelled Madonna to stardom. You'd think that would get you a backstage pass, wouldn't you?

Mark Arm of MudhoneySongwriter Interviews

When he was asked to write a song for the Singles soundtrack, Mark thought the Seattle grunge scene was already overblown, so that's what he wrote about.

Ron and Russell Mael of SparksSongwriter Interviews

The men of Sparks on their album Hippopotamus, and how Morrissey handled it when they suggested he lighten up.

Which Songs are About Drugs?Fact or Fiction

"25 or 6 to 4" to "Semi-Charmed Life" - see if you can spot the songs that are really about drugs.

Benny MardonesSongwriter Interviews

His song "Into The Night" is one of the most-played of all time. For Benny, it took him to hell and back.