SHE IS BACK PEOPLE! In 2012 Emeli Sandé released her debut album, Our Version of Events, and to put my affections in perspective, it wasn't just my most listened to album that year, she was my most listened to artist overall. Her passion, her voice, her production, it was by all accounts the best pop album that year and one of my favorite pop records of all time.
Today, four years after that incredible record, we're given her first single, "Hurts," and everything is in it's right place. Produced by Naughty Boy, who handled the majority of her first record, and Miguel, this track picks up right where she left off. She draws you in vocally like few can, and the constant build adds intensity that she shoulders beautifully. I love this single, I love Emeli, and I cant wait for her second LP. Long Live the Angels, due out November 11th!! Prepare your soul!