UK singer/songwriter, Estelle recently sat down with PYNK magazine to discuss her hiatus from music, heartbreak, and the healing process.
Here’s a bit of what she had to say.
On refocusing her life and career:
“I got back on the same page with my head and my heart. I just didn’t enjoy
the music anymore so I turned everything around and started really paying
attention to myself instead of listening to what everyone else was telling
me [the album] should be. It just got real ridiculous for a while.”
On pushing past the pain:
“Every time I’d go in and record something that was really emotionally
charged after one of these changing moments — those are the records that
everybody loved. So I was like, ‘You might want to keep doing that. It’s
going to hurt you but just keep going.’ And I did. And it hurt like hell.
And a lot of people were probably hurt in the process, but oh well. They
probably needed to go anyway. These were things that went with the process
of me having to change my life around for the better. I definitely went
through it.” On her love life:
“I’m dating. I’m having fun. I don’t think I want to be in a relationship
just yet. I’m enjoying my absolute freedom and having fun looking at the
boys. There are some good ones out there. I like cute ones — black, white,
whatever — with kind eyes and a kind spirit. I like men who are about
something, who have a whole career to themselves. Guys who don’t really
have too many issues – or at least deal with their issues. Not the ones who
drift around looking for someone to take care of them… I’ve had a couple of
those and they’re not fun. ”
By the way, if you haven’t heard Estelle’s latest single, “Thank You”, listen HERE. A very touching an heartfelt record.