With as gift organic as Emeli Sande‘s, it was fitting that the BRIT Award winner opted to showcase her new album ‘Real Life’ live.
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Presented to a capacity crowd at Sandlers Wells, London, this seismic set saw Sande reflect on the state of the world, the importance of self love, rejecting oppression, and exuding new found clarity and confidence.
Holistically, the performed tracks which were anthemic, encouraged listeners to believe in themselves and shared many anecdotes relating to how each and everyone of us is unique and superhuman.
The album, which features creative contributions from the likes of Salaam Remi and Troy Miller, flowed cohesively and unveiled somewhat of a phoenix rising.
This is a new Emeli; vocally stronger and more assertive lyrically. And yet the music still possess the warmth and compassion that have made her universal in her appeal. Standout tracks include, ‘Human,’ Love to Help, ‘You Are Not Alone,’ and ‘Extraordinary Being’; – a pulsating uptempo disco drenched anthem which will appear on ‘The X-Men Dark Phoenix’ soundtrack.
In an exquisite encore (which followed a standing ovation for the singer’s new numbers), Sande returned to the mic with her 4-piece band and backing belters to perform the songs which catapulted her into the ears, minds, and hearts of the masses. Her finale, which played like a concert within itself, saw the multi-Platinum powerhouse delight with gems such as ‘Clown, ‘Heaven‘ and ‘Read All About It.’
By the night’s climax, it was abundantly clear that Sande’s third studio album houses some of her best work to date and sits effortlessly beside her most celebrated material.
‘Real Life’ is released worldwide on June 21st via Virgin/EMI.