I didn’t realize how much I was missing her until she came back but Emeli Sande is officially dropping new music and my ears have been full of happiness all day.
After her four year long hiatus Emeli Sande came back with an explosive new single and if “Hurts” is any indication of what her album will be like; I’m ready to be blown away. First of all, who hurt Emeli Sande and how can I hurt them back? Second of all, how can she break my heart and slowly piece it back together within one song? “Hurts” contains the emotional lyrics that Emeli is known for and the vocals that are so difficult to ignore. She has a way of delivering her message that forces you to feel her pain and her lyrics hold your hand while you go through the journey with her. (Seriously, I cried about 40 seconds into the song.)
Baby I’m not made of stone
Loving you the way I do
When all that’s left to do is watch
So many exemplary moments in this song; there’s the build up of the strings, the hand clapping and the choir that eventually joins her on the song. There is no doubt that this is a powerful single, Emeli Sande is back and I am ready to give her all of my money. “Hurts” is the first single off of her upcoming album, Long Live The Angels, which comes out on November 11th. I have replayed the song more than 30 times and my emotions get the best of me every single time.
Emeli Sande: Facebook
Listen to the single here: