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Sunday, 22 January 2012

Preview Emeli Sandé new album Our Version of Events


Ever since we heard debut track Heaven at SCP we have been eagerly awaiting news of Emeli Sandé new album. Like classic debut albums before it, Sandé's debut is a moment in musical time.  Credible without attempting to be too ‘cool’, heartbroken yet crazy in love, it is considered without trying to be too clever. This is a distinctly British record with undeniable global appeal, created by one of the most exciting debut artists we have seen in recent years.

Emeli has had a UK No. 2 debut single with Heaven, a UK No.1 single with Professor Green -Read All About It and just release follow up single Next To Me where we previewed the video last week.  Emeli is also a talented songwriter, after writing album tracks for the likes of Cheryl Cole, Susan Boyle and Tinie Tempah

Now out on her own, the singer is fast becoming a critics choice of new talent after winning The Brits’ prestigious Critics’ Choice Award, an honour bestowed on new British acts that the critics tip for mainstream success in the forthcoming year. In previous years it has been awarded to Jessie J, Ellie Goulding, Florence and the Machine and Adele.

Our Version Of Events is warm, wise, frank, funny, thoughtful and as inimitable as her vertical shock of blond hair and the Frida Kahlo tattoo that takes up most of her right arm. Reflecting the fears, thoughts, heartbreak and hopes of a young women, the record effortlessly appeals to anyone with a love of imagery, imagination and, ultimately, bloody great songs.

Stuffed full of stirring strings, epic choruses and heart-stopping vocals, there are songs to sing in the shower, tracks to fall in love to as well as compositions to accompany you when heartbroken. The album is written entirely by Emeli and produced by her creative partner Shahid ‘Naughty Boy’ Khan with contributions from Craze and Hoax, Mojam and Paul Herman.

Check out this fabulous new singer below, as we bring you an album sampler.  Our Version of Events is available on Pre-Order on iTunes now

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