First Impressions: Emeli Sandé Has Got Next

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Emeli Sandé has done it again. With rapid fire driving her into a flurry of percussion and Gospel-tinged wonderment she ejects "Next To Me" out a cannon, and gives rousing awareness to love and all of it's commitments. She's performed her new single recently on The Graham Norton Show (and has even performed it acoustically), but revisiting this gusto, this diction, it just snatches that breath right out of you. Emeli is well on her way to being the UK's next BIG voice and might give Adele a run for her money. Here's hoping Emeli gets her due in the States.

Even though the album sampler for her debut, Our Version Of Events gives the impression that the project is going to be a froth fest of ballads (still a premature notion), "Next To Me" is a stone winner, and even excels at besting "Heaven"...well, just a smidge. Pop over the cut to engulf yourself in the track and it's official visual.


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