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Watch: Emeli Sandé Performs “Hurts” at the BRIT Awards

The 2017 BRIT Awards took place on Wednesday night at London’s 02 Arena, and joining the list of talented performers was Scottish songstress Emeli Sandé.

The gifted singer opened her riveting set with a crew of dancers stomping in unison before the lights revealed Emeli in the middle as she began to deliver the powerful lyrics of her single “Hurts.”

Continuing to build the songs energy through her dancers hand clapping and an orchestra, Sandé gave one of the evening’s best performances.

Check it out below.

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Video: Emeli Sandé – Highs & Lows

ICYMI: Emeli Sandé recently released the video for her newest single, “Highs & Lows,” off her stellar sophomore album Long Live the Angels.

In the performance based visual, the Scottish songstress joins a diverse crew of friends for a festive house party. Seated at a white grand piano, Sandé belts out the feel-good anthem of a forever love with her powerful pipes, as the guests dance and clap along.

“I’m talking about the highs / I’m talking about the lows / I’m sticking by your side / No way I’m letting go,” she sings.

Check out the fun video below.

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Emeli Sandé Talks Inspiration Behind “Hurts” Lyrics

In a recent sit-down with Genius, Emeli Sandé gave an in-depth explanation into how she created the first single off of her new album, Long Live the Angels. Breaking down her powerful anthem “Hurts” the Scottish songstress explained how finding anger in love helped her to find the right words.

Emeli opens up about how the song was created when an impromptu jam session, involving a bunch of spoons and her friends, happened after dinner one night. The rhythm of the clapping sound that the spoons made inspired her to make “Hurts,” a conversation about the anger you can feel when falling in love. Through the rest of the interview, the songstress breaks down the lyrics line-by-line, and how recording live with a choir made the song special to her .

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Watch: Emeli Sandé Performs “Hurts” on ‘The Tonight Show’


With her new album Long Live the Angels in stores now, Emeli Sandé gave her first late night performance on Friday (Nov. 18), visiting “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.”

The Scottish songstress lit up the stage with a commanding performance of her riveting single “Hurts.”  Sandé’s powerful vocals led the charge, backed her band, as she belted out the chorus: “Baby I’m not made of stone, it hurts / Loving you the way I do, it hurts / When all is left to do is watch, it burns / Well baby I’m not made of stone it hurts.”

While backstage, Emeli sat down for the segment “How I Wrote That Song,” where she explained that the rap-sing style of “Hurts” was inspired by the sound of spoons banging on a table at a restaurant in the English countryside.

Check out her outstanding performance below.

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Video: Emeli Sandé feat. Jay Electronica & Aine Zion – Garden


Emeli Sandé goes to the “Garden” with Jay Electronica and Áine Zion in the music video for her melodic single, off new album Long Live The Angels.

The song blends rap and R&B with spoken word poetry, allowing the Roc Nation MC to rhyme about romance with a metaphor and simile-filled verse.

Though it’s unclear if she will be joined by Electronica and Zion, Sandé will be bringing her angelic harmonies to “The Tonight Show” on Friday (Nov. 19).

Explore Emeli’s “Garden” below.

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Video: Emeli Sandé – Breathing Underwater


With her anticipated sophomore album Long Live The Angels due out on Friday (Nov. 11), Emeli Sandé has shared a video for the powerful new song “Breathing Underwater.”

The dramatic, but inspiring visual showcases various types of struggle in cinematic scenes, which lead to heavy performance dance routines and a commanding performance by Sandé.

“Something like flying / Hard to describe it / My God, I’m breathing underwater,” she sings on the enlightened chorus.

Emeli previously spoke about the record, “Sounds a bit dramatic but I just wanted to disappear,” she said. “I just had this overwhelming sensation and realization everything had to stop. And then slowly it did.”

Check out the video below.

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Exclusive: Emeli Sandé Performs in Paris at FLOW


On Thursday night (Oct. 13), Emeli Sandé brought her outstanding talents to Paris, where she performed a special show at FLOW, which is a large boat turned into a restaurant, club and theater, on the Seine river by the Pont Alexandre III bridge.

A capacity crowd filled the space as the Scottish songstress debuted new music for the first time off her forthcoming album Long Live the Angels. Over 500 people cheered her on as she belted out the commanding lead single “Hurts,” along with her recently released cut “Garden,” in which she was joined on stage by featured artist Áine Zion.

Throughout her hour plus show, Emeli performed a bunch of new records off the album, including “Give Me Something,” “Every Single Little Piece,” “Happen,” “Highs and Lows” and “Babe.” Surprising the audience she even covered Rihanna’s “Four Five Seconds,” and also sang some of her mega past hits including “My Kind of Love,” “Heaven,” and closed out the show with “Next To Me.”

Emeli’s anticipated sophomore album Long Live the Angels is due out Nov. 11.

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New Music: Emeli Sandé feat. Jay Electronica & Áine Zion – Garden


Ok, Emeli we see you!

Following her comeback single “Hurts,” Scottish songstress Emeli Sandé blesses us with one of the most anticipated songs off her forthcoming sophomore album, Long Live the Angels.

If you’re wondering why it’s anticipated, well this time it’s for the rap feature, from often elusive MC Jay Electronica, who joins Sandé on the hypnotic track “Garden” along with Áine Zion.

After a spoken intro from Áine, Emeli kicks off the spacey, heavy drum-hitting track, singing about the fantastical feeling and place her lover can take her intimately.

“You make it real, make me feel / Make me feel I’m as strong as steel, and as tall as the mountains / Talk is cheap, you’re asking me / No place I’d rather be, than the back of the garden,” she sings.

Emeli premiered the song on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show early Thursday, and briefly spoke about the creation of the record. “Garden is one of my favorite songs on the album and we wrote it about two years ago,” she said. “It was produced by Chris Loco, who was one of the first producers I met when I came to London. This is the first time we could just be free to do something very experimental. Ainé recorded her part in New York. And then I came back to London and that’s when Chris and I got in the studio and the song came. And then we met Jay Electronica that summer so it just kind of felt like destiny the different parts of the songs coming together.”

Take a listen below.

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