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Our Version Of Events - Emeli Sandé
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Our Version Of Events - Emeli Sandé
Date: 16/02/12, updated on 17/02/12 (17 review reads)
Advantages: Fantastic Lyrics and Powerful Vocals
Disadvantages: Quite alot of slow tracks
Emeli Sande is a Scottish singer/songwriter. Born Adele Emeli Sande in 1987. She took on her middle name due to the huge success of Adele. Although this debut album has only just been released (13th Feb 2012), Emeli Sande has been in the background for some years. Its now her time to shine. She has previously written tracks for Cheryl Cole, Leona Lewis, Susan Boyle and Tinie Tempah, just to name a few.
We first heard Emeli sing when she appeared on Chipmunk's 2009 track "Diamond Girls" and soon after on Wiley's "Never Be Your Woman". However it wasn't until last year I feel anyone took notice. Until she featured on the Uk number 1 "Read All About It" with Professor Green.
Emeli has recently been announced as this years Brit awards Critics Choice award winner,She is also up for another Brit next week for British Breakthrough artist.
This is a 14 track album, featuring already released singles Heaven, Daddy and Next To Me. Sande was involved in writting all the tracks. The album is mainly of RnB/ Soul genre. Track listing is as follows.
2. My Kind Of Love
3. Where I Sleep
6. Daddy (feat. Naughty Boy)
9. Breaking the Law
10. Next To Me
14. Read All About It (pt. III)
The stand out tracks for me are Heaven, Daddy, Maybe, Next To Me, and Read All About It (pt.III). However I wouldn't say there is a bad track on here. These stand out more for me, yet overall it really is a album full of strong tracks.
Heaven: Was the first solo single release from Sande and went to number 2 in the uk charts. This track has quite a dance beat and is really easy to get into. The lyrics are punchy and original. Sande's vocals are distinctive, clear and so powerful.
My Kind Of Love: Is a slower track than Heaven, yet in no way shape or form less powerful. It tells a beautiful story through the thought-provoking lyrics. Sande' really shows expression through her vocals here and the song gives me goosebumps.
Where I sleep: Again a slower track, yet so heart warming. I think the lyrics in this song are so beautiful and I feel alot of people will really connect with this track. Sande's vocals again are consistently great.
Mountains: This is probably my least favourite track on the album, although that being said its still a great track. I just feel its a bit too slow, I keep wanting it to get to a key change and become more powerful. Lyrics again are fantastic. There is also a beautiful instrumental piece at the end of the song.
Clown: Slow track, with beautiful lyrics. This song is almost accoustic and really shows off just how amazing her vocals really are.
Daddy (feat Naughty Boy), this was the second single release, not doing as well as track Heaven. This is my favourite track on the album. This track is more upbeat. I love the lyrics in this track. Its one most people will be able to relate to. We've all been in those relationships were we should leave but can't help but go back. Its a really memorable track, and I always sing along.
Maybe: a close second for me to Daddy. Love this track, its a mid tempo track . About trying to make a relationship work, Lyrics again are just amazing, she really has a lyrical talent. Heartwarming and catchy at the same time. I feel this track is one people will connect with as can relate to the lyrics.
Suitcase: a slower track, with sad yet beautiful lyrics. I love this track yet doesn't have the same punch as some of the other tracks on the album, I don't think it will be one that people skip ahead to. Sande has such an expressive vocal in this track you really believe everything she sings.
Breaking The Law: again a slow tempo track that is accoustic sounding. The lyrics are so original, about doing anything for someone. I love how Sande doesn't need fancy digital effects or loads of instruments going on in the background, just her and a guitar is so beautiful.
Next To Me: Third single release. Think this was a clever third release. A catchy track with a much more upbeat feeling to it, the lyrics seem to me to be about a good guy. Its rare we get a track that is speaking highly of a relationship. When you're happy with your man this is a good track to smile too.
River: A slower track that has a beautiful instrumental intro. Has a much softer tone to it, and is a bit of a change from the rest of the album. I know i keep saying it but the lyrics to this track are again beautiful and thought provoking. They are lyrics that people will interpret differently, which I feel is a good thing as people will take different things away from this track to suit there own circumstances.Perhaps a little too slow for some.
Lifetime: This track is quite different to all other tracks on the album. Has a more upbeat rhythm, yet we hear a total different side to Sande's vocals. There are bits where it sounds like she is almost talking, it may sound strange but I urge you to listen to this track yourself as it is still fantastic. It perhaps isn't as memorable as some of her other tracks in terms of lyrics but its still a great track.
Hope- A slow tempo track, but with a more political take on the lyrics. Its unlikely to be released as a single as it isn't the most catchy song on the album. I think it was put on the album more as a message and way of expressing her feelings on an important matter.
Read All About It (Pt. III) A much slower version of the track, is similar to what Rhianna did on her album with the Love the Way You Lie track. A much softer take on the song yet still as powerful, with the chrous the same as the original track people will be able to get into it straigh away. I love this track, really makes me want to sing and shout till all the words dry out.
Overall a fantastic album, I cannot recommend this album enough. I look forward to see what the future has in store from Sande.
Summary: A must have!!