Long Live The Angels (Capitol Records) – the follow-up to Emeli Sandé‘s 2012 debut album, Our Version Of Events, which has sold more than four million albums worldwide – is now available. The Scottish artist recorded the album in New York, Los Angeles, London and Oxford. Sandé will perform on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Friday, November 18.
TIDAL will exclusively livestream Sandé’s first U.K. concert in support of the album on Tuesday, November 15, at 4:00 PM ET. Subscribers can watch “TIDAL X Emeli Sandé from London” live at TIDAL.com/EmeliSande and will find it available on replay thereafter. Non-members can view a 1-minute preview of the performance and sign up for a complimentary trial HERE.
The official video for “Breathing Underwater,” a track from Long Live The Angels, premiered earlier this week on Vevo. Directed by Tim Mattia (Coldplay, Troye Sivan, The 1975). Billboard, which put the song on its “must-hear” Fall Playlist, said,”‘Breathing Underwater’ demonstrates why Sandé’s soulful pop has been so sorely missed.” The video for “Hurts,” the album’s first single, already has more than five million views.
Sandé talks about Long Live The Angels and delves into each of the new album’s songs in this new feature, posted on Twitter today. Her Facebook session was streamed live earlier this week.
“Longing, pain, loneliness and a need to believe pour out of ‘Long Live the Angels’…It’s a clear, accomplished cry from the heart, exorcising its sorrows by declaring them bluntly,” said The New York Times’ Jon Pareles in this review.Entertainment Weekly put the album on “The Must List” and noted, “Whether you’re in it for the spiritual journey or the breakup anthems, Sandé’s crystal-clear vocals will take you there and beyond.” Newsweek hailed “Hurts” as “haunting.” Vibe observed, “A mix of spiritual and sensual energy pours out of Emeli Sandé as she takes control on ‘Garden’ with Jay Electronica and newcomer, Áine Zion” while Rolling Stone praised the track as “poetic.”
Sandé‘s 2012 debut album, Our Version Of Events, was named as one of the best albums of the year by critics worldwide, including The New York Times’ JonCaramanica, who ranked it at No. 1 on his list. The first single, “Next to Me,” sold more than seven million downloads worldwide, including 1.5 million in the U.S., where it is certified Platinum. Sandé has won numerous awards, including three BRIT awards, two Ivor Novello awards, a BET award and Breakthrough Artist of the Year honors at NARM’s 2013 Music Biz Awards. A highly sought-after writer, she has written songs for Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Katy Perry and many others.