“Ain’t Like Me” by Estella Dawn unfolds like a tender confession, as Dawn paints her emotions in strokes of a soulful melody, revealing a vulnerability that transcends typical love ballads. Dawn’s vocals are reminiscent of sultry vocal powerhouses like Yebba, Adele, and Amy Winehouse, who also weren’t afraid to sing about their love lorn woes. Dawn’s lyrics portray her departure from self-centric habits, a rarity for Dawn, as she admits her willingness to pray, favor love over blessings, and challenge the bounds of her usual self-love. It showcases Dawn’s willingness to explore uncharted emotional territories with her heart wide open. “Ain’t Like Me” emotionally disarms listeners, and invites us to embrace the vulnerable, mushy parts of our emotional selves, especially for love.
Written by Gabrielle LaRochelle
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