Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I Can't Make You Love Me

Song: I Can't Make You Love Me
Artist: Ester Dean
Album: Story Never Told

Super Bass - Nicki Minaj
Firework - Katy Perry
Drop Dead Beautiful - Britney
Turn Me On feat. Nicki Minaj - David Guetta
Mr. Know it All - Kelly Clarkson
Not Myself Tonight - Christina Aguilera
And then for Rihanna... - Rude Boy, What's My Name?, S&M, You Da One, Where Have You Been?, Talk That Talk... and a slew more from the last record and a couple more from the record that's JUST about to come out.

Not to mention tracks for The Pussycat Dolls, 50 Cent, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, Ciara, Dr. Dre, Flo Rida, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Rowland... and the list goes on and on.

These are partial writing credits for Ester Dean, a singer-songwriter who has, as you can see, contributed to some of the biggest hits of the last few years, and has a pretty impressive resume overall.  She released a single, "Drop it Low," with Chris Brown back in 2009, recently co-starred in the comedy film "Pitch Perfect," and is working on her debut album which is slated for next year.

Oddly, the first official single from the album, "Story Never Told," is a cover... of a Bonnie Raitt song.  Despite the impressive writing skills and proven track record... she's releasing a cover.  Okay.

"I Can't Make You Love Me" is one of my favorite songs... heartbreaking in it's raw emotion... but some of you may listen to this danced-up version and cry foul.  And you might not be wrong...

BUT, I've given this a couple listens... and the song holds up, Ester's vocals are on-point... and you know, it becomes clear that this song has always needed a confessions on a dancefloor-size diva-fied  disco moment.  It's kind of magical.

Am I wrong?


I Can't Make You Love Me

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