New Music: Ester Dean – I Can’t Make You Love Me

Kid Fury October 18, 2012 New Music 25 Comments

Ester Dean has been lending her craft to most of today’s biggest music stars, but next year she plans to release her long-delayed debut album, Story Never Told.

Today the singer/songwriter released a cover of Bonnie Raitt’s classic “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and I really wish she hadn’t. I love Ester, but this dance-pop version sounds a generic ass fool.

Listen below.

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  • Carl Thompson-Sol

    No..just No. SMH

  • Mita_Turn

    See I love her voice. Its nice and rough. 
    I wouldn’t be surprised if i catch myself fist pumping to this drunk off my ass with my Caucasian friends…oh its likely lolI prefer this song as a ballad! Feels so much better that way.

    • Mita_Turn

      lol I prefer*

  • Ladyfresh85

    HELL NO!! And I’m a fan.

    His purple highness has the best version of this song! Hands down!!

  • Coonye West

    YT people will EAT. THIS. SHIT. UP like birthday cake. At least over here in the UK. Thank GAWD I don’t listen to the radio because someone would have to save me from myself at least 3 times a week.

  • Jasmine Nicole

    When is J Cole gonna give us a mixtape?

  • Heyboo

    It doesn’t sound horrible, it just sounds safe& normal which makes it bad. She is like 4 years late with this song.

  • Cadesha

    I like Adele and Tank’s versions better.  

    • Kyana

      Tank all day. Them runs make me repent!

    • Cease_Desist_and_Reseat

      Yas Mam! Lived for Tank’s version. I play it
      while drinking moscato on the bathroom floor, from the bottle, running my hands
      through my hair dramatically with eyeliner tears. Be wailing like I got vocals that rival Ms. Honey Creole herself (Oh how i wish.)

  • SheCanGo

     call me crazy but… i love it.

  • NLH

    That’s it. I’m going into songwriting. Cause whoever wrote this song is making a killing. How many versions are there? Bonnie Raitt, Boyz II Men, Prince, Adele, George Michael, Bon Iver, Tank, now Ester Dean.

    For the record, I like Tank’s version the best. He seems the most emotional when he sings the song.

    • Anthill927

      you should see the history of who wrote this song its a sad story actually but ur right songwriting is where its at. Do you know how much dolly parton has made after whitneys death just because of I will always love you?

    • Yep It’s Kwanzaa

      So true people love to clown Neyo and Keri who dat Hilson but them heifas get bank just by writing your favorite hits.

  • Courtney Cymone

    I’m not feeling it, I’m not feeling it (In The Queen’s Voice)
    Tank has the best version

  • Awkwardfunny_girl

    I can usually get with Esther’s vibe but she has made an egregious error putting that methamphetamine ass beat on this beautiful song #fail

  • Kyana

    “and I really wish she hadn’t.” lol. She’s trying to find her way in, doubt if this is the key = (

  • Ozarka Dasani

    I want to comment on these autotune laced vocals…..but I cant get past her not coloring her roots to at least somewhat blend in with that red weave….

  • Sweettms06

    Am I the only one getting Miss Vita Coco Queen vibe from this?? Reeks of Rihanna…

  • Karen Walcott

    I couldn’t even make it through the whole song.  This song is not a dance tune.  WTF?

  • BeyLuva

    Is she cock eyed?

  • idreamoflabels

    Oh so ya’ll just not gonna address the fact that she gained all that weight and turned into Queen Penn? I’ll wait…

  • brandonjaye

    I am not here for this.  Every time they play this song, they should serve free cupcakes and punch to get people to feign interest. 

  • AlanaDaly

    -_- Tank did it, and they shoulda just kept there … that is all

  • Cease_Desist_and_Reseat