EMELI SANDE

Real Life

Model: 381916

SKU: 381916 Product ID: 908157

Format ‐ CD

Genre ‐ Pop & Rock

Release Date ‐ 07/06/19

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Release Date 07/06/19

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Description

    Multi-platinum, award-winning recording artist Emeli Sandé MBE is releasing her much anticipated third album, Real Life out on June 7th.

    Recorded following an intense personal journey of self-doubt and self-discovery, Real Life marks a brand-new chapter and with it a bold, confident and fearless new sound. It’s an extraordinary album and emblematic of an artist emerging defiant and powerful.

    Feeling attuned with the disenfranchised state of the world, the vision for Real Life is to give people hope and confidence,

    “Especially people who have been marginalised, forgotten or kicked down by this invisible oppression that’s always there,” Emeli says. “I just want to give people this incredible superpower every time they play the album. Like a battery pack – by the end of the album they’re going to feel restored”.

    Indeed, Real Life does just that. With all lyrics written by Emeli and working with the likes of Salaam Remi, James Poyser and Troy Miller, who produced every song, the album’s 11 tracks act as warm balm for anyone looking for positivity.  Opening track, the compelling Human is a sobering reminder of our vulnerability that sets the tone for the record as Sandé sings, “We all human/We all go through things.”

    This is followed by the acoustic guitar lead Love To Help, a poignant and smooth statement of solidarity, while on the soaring You Are Not Alone, the singer, flanked by the halo of a choir, returns with the anthemic sound that made her a star. Building on this momentum is lead single Sparrow, an empowering track that showcases the singer’s dynamic voice on top of marching drums, resonant pianos and resplendent backing vocals, as does the sermonic Survivor, with its flecks of R&B and gospel.  Honest, a tender piano ballad, sees the singer deliver one of the most emotive songs of her career, and the cinematic, string-led Free as a Bird, which closes the record, is timeless.

    Elsewhere, like on the disco-tinged Extraordinary Being and soulful Shine, Emeli pushes her sound further than ever, showcasing the faith of a woman and an artist who now truly understands herself, “I feel grounded,” she says. “With this album, I knew exactly what I wanted to say and do. I’ve came out the other side more confident, happier with more self-love.”

    With over 340 million video views, 19 million singles sold including 3 number one UK singles and over 6 million albums, Emeli Sandé has dominated the music industry and captured the heart of the Nation. Her debut album Our Version of Events, released in 2012, was the biggest selling album of that year and the second biggest of 2013. The album also broke the chart record for the most consecutive weeks inside the Top 10, breaking the 50-year record previously held by The Beatles. The singer has won numerous accolades including 4 x Brit Awards (Critics Choice, Best Album and Female Solo twice, most recently in 2017 for her second album, Long Live the Angels) and in 2018 was awarded an MBE for services to Music.

    Emeli Sandé is an artist who can finally say that she’s the best version of herself.

Details

    Primary Format - Music - CD

    Artist - EMELI SANDE

    Label - EMI

    Music Genre - Pop

    Music Genre Primary - Pop & Rock

Track Listing

CD

  1. Human
  2. Love To Help
  3. You Are Not Alone
  4. Shine
  5. Sparrow
  6. Honest
  7. Survivor
  8. Extraordinary Being
  9. Same Old Feeling
  10. Real Life
  11. Free As A Bird

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