One word comes to mind when you hear Emeli Sandé’s new music. It’s palpable in every note, in each lyric; its visceral presence exists even in the silence. Freedom. Watch teaser video here
It’s from that feeling of freedom that Emeli Sandé’s new single ‘Hurts’ was born. An uplifting ballad brimming with heart and soul, ‘Hurts,’ produced and co-written with Mac & Phil [Miguel, Naughty Boy], manages to embody both raw pain and joyful redemption as Sandé sings ‘You could at least try look at me/ Man oh man what a tragedy/ Bang bang there goes paradise….Baby I’m not made of stone, it hurts/ Loving you the way I do, it hurts’.
“I wanted to release ‘Hurts’ first because it felt like everything I’d avoided saying for so long,” says Sandé, “It’s a real explosion. It’s everything I wish I’d said years and years ago. I didn’t want to hold anything back anymore.”