Emeli Sandé’s Long Live The Angels - What You Need To Know
lmost five years after her hugely successful debut album Our Version Of Events first hit CD shelves Emeli Sandé finally returns with a follow-up. Her new album Long Live The Angels (which you can preview and purchase on the right-hand side of the page) and is today and here is everything you need to know about it...
A little background…
The campaign for Our Version Of Events went like a dream for the Scottish singer. It debuted at Number One in its first week and would remain in the chart for another 132 weeks, selling a colossal 2.25 million copies in the UK alone. It would quickly become the best selling album of 2012 and was only overtaken in the final week of 2013 in the race to become the best-selling album of that year too.
After two very hectic years, the singer wound down her touring commitments at the end of 2013 and took some time out. She began work on the new album in 2014, but has certainly taken her time over it. No matter, it’s here now...
Who’s Producing It?
Many of the characters from Our Version Of Events are back again, particularly Chris Loco, who helped discover the singer in the first place, he produces three tracks. The album’s key producers are duo Mac & Phil, they’ve worked with the likes of Beyonce, Miguel and James Arthur in the past, and take control of five of the album’s 15 tracks.
Naughty Boy, who was all over the first LP, is back again this time but only on one track named ‘Shakes’. There’s also an appearance from production trio TMS, last time they helped Sande’s megahit ‘Read All About It’ and this time they’ve taken charge of a big ballad named ‘Highs & Lows’.
Any Special Guests?
A number. First is eccentric rapper Jay Electronica and rising R&B singer Áine Zion, they help out on a track titled ‘Garden’, while on a song named ‘Tenderly’ there is a special guest appearance from Sandé’s father Joel and the Serenje choir.
What Does It Sound Like?
Sande’s love of lush, epic songs is taken up to the next level on this record, she’s enjoyed playing with that bigger budget...
Does It Deliver?
Absolutely. Matching the monster runaway success of her debut will be difficult, but this album gives her every chance.