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Emeli Sandé Returns With Epic New Single “Hurts,” Announces New Album ‘Long Live The Angels’


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After a prolonged absence, vocal powerhouse Emeli Sandé is finally back.  The British songstress has returned with the debut of her epic new single “Hurts,” and we are using epic lightly, because this record is a monster!

Sandé took time crafting her new album, and if whatever relationship she went through to craft this record had to happen, then we are sorry she experienced the pain, but damn it makes for a powerful record!

An anthemic breakup song for the ages, Emeli belts out some intense feelings of heartache over the compelling and commanding track, boosted with uptempo hand claps, strings and a dramatic choir.

“Baby I’m not made of stone, it hurts / Loving you the way I do, it hurts / When all that’s left to do is watch it burn / Well baby I’m not made of stone, it hurts,” she sings on the chorus.

“Hurts” is the lead single from the Scottish singer’s sophomore album Long Live The Angels, which she also announced is due out November 11.

“This entire album is about me not holding back and not censoring myself, and ‘Hurts’ is an explosion, it’s just…real talk,” Sande explains in a press release for her upcoming album.

In addition to premiering the single, Emeli made a double appearance on BBC Radio 1 for an in-depth interview about her career thus far, plus a special performance of “Hurts,” and a noteworthy cover of D’Angelo’s classic “Untitled (How Does It Feel).”

Stream “Hurts” and watch Emeli’s interview and outstanding performance below!

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Emeli Sandé Signs with Roc Nation

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Emeli Sandé will finally be coming back to us soon, and this time she will be doing it powered by Jay Z’s label Roc Nation.

Ever since the breakout success of her 2012 album Our Version of Events, Sandé has been away from the spotlight, primarily on a living quest. But, things are starting to come back around for the Scottish singer-songwriter, who has announced her new deal with Roc Nation, and penned a personal letter to fans explaining her absence.

“I feel excited, energized and surrounded by a team that makes me feel loved , respected and fully understood,” she wrote about her new musical family.

Read Emeli’s full letter below:

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Watch: Emeli Sande Shares New Song “Don’t Fight The Bullet”


Talented singer-songwriter Emeli Sande is finally back with something new for our ears, and the return of her incredible vocals has us sweeping the fact that she was gone for so long under the rug.

Sharing an at-home video of a new song she wrote entitled, “Don’t Fight The Bullet,” the UK songstress belts out encouraging words to her brothers and sisters around the world.

“Can’t you see what they tryna do? / They tryna divide us / Seems like they have forgotten ’bout what’s deep inside of us,” sings Emeli over a single piano.

The surprise release continues to remind us just why she’s one of the most talented in the game.

Check it out below:

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Pharrell, Stevie Wonder, Sam Smith, Emeli Sande & More Unite in “God Only Knows” Video


We love seeing stars come together for a good cause. To celebrate the launch of BBC Music, many of the biggest names in music have united for a stunning music video. Pharrell, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Emeli Sandé, Sam Smith, Lorde, and more have remade the 1966 Beach Boys classic “God Only Knows.”

The theatrical visual, filmed at the Alexandra Palace theatre in London, also feature appearances from Coldplay’s Chris Martin, One Direction, Kylie Minogue, Queen’s Brian May, Florence Welch, and Brian Wilson himself. They are also joined by the Tees Valley Youth Choir and the BBC Concert Orchestra.

“All of the artists did such a beautiful job I can’t thank them enough,” said the Beach Boys frontman. “I’m just honored that ‘God Only Knows’ was chosen. ‘God Only Knows’ is a very special song. An extremely spiritual song and one of the best I’ve ever written.”

Proceeds from sales of the song will benefit BBC’s Children in Need foundation.

Watch the epic video below!

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Emeli Sande Teams up with Jaguar for ‘Feel XE’ Project

Emeli Sandé & Jaguar to Make London Feel Exhilarated

While many fans are anxious for Emeli Sande to release some new music she has been commissioned by luxury automobile brand Jaguar for the launch of their new XE sport model. The project titled ‘FEEL XE,’ with include collaborations with Sande, actor/director Idris Elba and designer Stella McCartney. Emeli will perform the first FEEL XE project, labeled as an audio-visual spectacle, on September 8 in London.

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Emeli Sandé Gives Advice On How To Write A Song


Powerhouse vocalist Emeli Sandé has impressed us time after time with her songwriting capabilities. Now, opening up on the progress behind a few of her gems, the singer shares just how she creates magic.

Sitting down in Glasgow at Radio 1’s Academy, she gives a firsthand view at how she created the track “River”. Stating that it was more of a lullaby and was very visual, Emeli makes the task look very easy.

Touching on “Next To Me” and “Clown,” Emeli’s advice will remind you that what you have to say is just as important as anyone else.

Take a look at the clip next:

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Emeli Sandé Before The Fame, Hear Rare Early Song “Takes”


UK songstress Emeli Sande is back…well sort of.

With her upcoming album in the works, Emeli has some pieces of her past coming up for talks. Fortunately for her though, it’s nothing short of terrific.

Digging in the vault to pull out one of her first made records, the singer-songwriter was just as impressive then as she is now. Recorded at Marco Rea’s Barne Studio in Clydebank, Scotland, the singer created the funky duet track, “Takes.” Sounding as if it could be the theme song to a soulful Disney musical, the record was originally released by Starla Records in a small run of limited vinyl copies, with an almost impossible audio file to track down according to the Daily Record.

Up until now, the seven-inch recording – which saw Emeli going as Adele or Rio Sandé – was kept under the rug, but we’re more than happy it’s been uncovered! Rocking a curly ombré colored afro, it’s hard to even tell that it was Emeli – or whichever name she was going by back then.

Ready to hear what the vocalist has been holding out on? Take a listen after the jump!

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Taylor Swift Brings Out Emeli Sandé at London Show


This was a pretty cool moment. The mega star that is Taylor Swift has shared her stage with a variety of fellow artists at her concerts in the past. While at her “Red” tour stop in London on Monday night, the country sweetheart surprised her British fans by bringing out Scottish songstress Emeli Sandé.

The singers had the O2 Arena rocking along as they dueted on Sandé’s soulful single “Next to Me.”

“Tonight @emelisande surprised our London crowd with ‘Next to Me’!! SHE IS SO HEAVENLY,” tweeted Taylor, to which Emeli responded, “Thank you for inviting me tonight!I’m inspired…what a rush!!”

Check it out below:

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