5.18.12 - New Music - Emeli Sande
Emeli Sande is insanely talented, but you already knew that if you read my blog enough (this is what you should reference.
Sande is a mix of Beyonce’s more intense and meaningful moments and Alicia Keys. So, I’d put her a bit more towards Alicia Keys, as she’s known for this type of thing (but calling her the British Beyonce holds a lot more weight, doesn’t it?).
Emeli is coming out with her fourth single off of her debut ‘Our Version of Events’ next month, and it is a hard-hitting piano-fronted R&B/soul/pop number. The song is so powerful, and so well produced! This is really how you mix instruments and regular electronic production people. Pay attention.
By the way, I’m supposed to be writing it Emeli Sandé, but I’m way too lazy to go in and add that special accented e every time, so in America, I guess she just won’t have it.
Emeli’s album (which is basically perfect) will be out in the US next month, and I sincerely hope that they can make her happen over here. Maybe since Beyonce has started to go the “I’m not looking for radio/commercial success” route and we haven’t really heard from Alicia Keys in a while, there’s room for Emeli?
You can actually preorder the album now, even though its not out until June 5th. The single is also available for predorder, but it won't be available til the same day. Why don't you just preorder the album and save yourself the hassle of having to download each of her singles individually?