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

I Can't Make You Love Me

Ester Dean has written hits for everyone from Beyoncé to Kelly Clarkson, but she takes on Bonnie Raitt’s 1991 hit “I Can’t Make You Love Me” on what’s being called the first single off her upcoming Interscope Records debut Story Never Told. The singer-songwriter belts over a synth-heavy dance beat.

“‘I CANT MAKE YOU LOVE ME’ NEW FUN ENERGY!!!!!!!!! MY FIRST COVER EVER!!!” tweeted the Pitch Perfect star.

Ester had previously announced that Missy Elliott would be featured on the lead single, “How You Love It.”

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35 Comments

  1. opd2

    Esta is doing her thing.

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    @SLICKERTHANSLY Reply:

    @opd2, SHE SHOULD HAVE STUCK TO A REGULAR RnB STYLE BALLARD WITH THIS ONE, NOT THIS FIST PUMPING BS.

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  2. Jessenia

    She killed this joint! Her sexy self got a brOther feelin good! Her voice is sex

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    Me Reply:

    @Jessenia, WHO PAID YOU TO SAY THAT…..

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    Love Reply:

    @Me, LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LKAWJFLKDJGLKFA;K

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  3. Marsha lotus

    Love it!!!

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  4. STFU I'm Famous

    Tank has a song like this tho don’t he? I could of sworn he did, but it’s a nice song Ester!

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    Trillafood Reply:

    @STFU I’m Famous, He covered the song, not his song boo.

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  5. James

    I really hope this song gets thrown back into the pits of hell where it was formed. How to ruin a classic? Nothing against Ester Dean, but this is just lazy. You damn can’t and WON’T make us love you with THIS. God bless.

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    georgia23 Reply:

    @James, LMBO!!!! I know I love Ester but I don’t like this at all. I think she was trying to be fun and different with it but you just made a classic sound like everything else on the radio… That can be a good or a bad thing overall but for me, it’s bad. I LOVE Tank’s cover of the song because he stayed true to the emotional content of the record. But I just commented here because your first sentence really made me LOL.

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  6. meme

    this is horrible. I question the direction she is trying to take her career. I really feel like she shouldnt try to depart too far away from drop it low. This pop stuff that work for artist she writes for does not work for her.

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  7. Jada

    Yawn! Same techno wack beat.

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    Oh God Why Reply:

    @Jada, Very true when will the massess get over the doof doof sound it was tired a long time ago

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  8. bluxe

    Her vocals ain’t bad. Dont like the pop techno sh*t. I guess everybody try’n 2 appeal to the pop crowd.

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  9. boom boom

    i can totally see Rihanna doing this…

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  10. Pia

    I love it

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  11. ddttrs87

    Genuinely disappointed there are some songs you just don’t fuck with and this is one of them…you should know better Esther SMH. (Just to be clear covers that stay true to the original a la Tank and Bon Iver are great, but this fuckery…like really girl…REALLY)?

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  12. AI3

    good stuff this girl is talented af

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  13. qwq

    stick to writing you are clearly just a conformist

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  14. HUGH

    Cool song

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  15. Trillafood

    This is horrible! Esther should thrown in the river for this.

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  16. Trillafood

    Oh and Kelis cover of “I CAN’T MAKE YOU LOVE ME” is the BEST! YouTube it.

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  17. kurtisshane

    not with that hair.

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  18. Losephhh

    although i really like her i really don’t like this!!! especially when there’s versions like adele’s & bon iver’s out there. :/

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  19. BEDSTUYFLY

    OK GIRL. ITS CUTE, BUT WHY DID YOU SAMPLE FROM MS BONNIE RAIT? THIS SONG IS A CLASSIC THAT SHOULD OF NEVER BEEN TOUCHED, REMIXED OR SAMPLED!

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  20. deelee

    ADELES COVER IS SOOOO AMAZING

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  21. deelee

    OMG SHE FUCKIN RUINED THIS SONG

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  22. Anthony

    I don’t know why ya’ll hating on Ester when she clearly wrote hits for all ya’ll favorite singers so don’t be putting her down just cause she wants to do something different and out of the box with it… and think about it… all these hits she bringing ya’ll and ya’ll wanna say she ain’t got it, check this out… she wrote hits for Beyonce, Rihanna, etc… and if you think about it those are her songs…she wrote those hits….so all ya’ll just find something else to hate on thats actually worth hating on because this is just gold coming from her!!!!!!! You do your thang Ester…I love you….

    P.S. she also wrote “Drop It Low (feat. Chris Brown) which later on became a Top 10 hit on bilboard so how she don’t have it when she has it all and then some!!!

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    Eder Reply:

    @Anthony, concordo com você. Todos adoram apontar falhas da Ester sendo que a sua voz é 1000 vezes melhor do que da Rihanna e eles não reconhecem.

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  23. Brass_knucklez

    I’ve never heard the original song and maybe that’s a good thing so I won’t have a biased opinion. But I love this song.

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  24. me

    She actually sounds good.

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  25. Dan

    Love this version!

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  26. THATGUY

    She HAS to do something different. SHE developed Rihanna’s entire musical sound. ONLY RIHANNA CAN PULL OFF THIS SOUND. No one else. I know poor Ester probably put to much of her own originality in Rihanna, but now she’s gotta create an entirely different sound.

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  27. Me

    Tanks version is SO MUCH MUCH MUCH BETTER. GO YOUTUBE IT….

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  28. R to the Sunnie dimondz C

    holy crap this ain’t working

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