The award winning and hugely prolific Emeli Sandé is back with a new album, ‘Long Live The Angels’, a mesmerising journey through the triumphs and tragedies of the last four years of Emeli Sandé’s extraordinary life. Exultant in its delivery and bold in its intent, the record is steeped in an unreserved sense of freedom and self-discovery.
It’s from that feeling of freedom that new single ‘Hurts’ was born, an uplifting track brimming with heart and soul. “This entire album is about me not holding back and not censoring myself, and ‘Hurts’ is an explosion, it’s just…real talk,” explains Sandé.
A lot has happened to Sandé in the four years since the resounding success of her critically acclaimed number one record, Our Version Of Events. Not only was it the biggest selling album of 2012 and second biggest selling album of 2013, but it was also certified 7x platinum, spent seven non-consecutive weeks at No.1 and exceeded The Beatles‘ previous record by spending 63 consecutive weeks in the top 10 and selling over 4.6 million copies worldwide.
Recorded in New York, L.A, London and Oxford and available in Standard CD (15 tracks) and Deluxe Version (18 tracks), Long Live the Angels crackles with energy and a sense of euphoria. Certain tracks may be slower in spirit, but are dynamic in delivery, “I made sure the production wasn’t overworked,” Emeli points out, “And I really went for it vocally!” Sandé’s outstanding voice sits at the heart of the record, underscoring the singer’s mastery of both technique and form but also her natural intuition as a vocalist.
Long Live The Angels marks a brand new chapter in Emeli Sandé’s life, “I’m proud of my first album and thankful for the experiences it gave me. But I’m so much happier with my new album and with where I am in life.”