Emeli Sandé album news ‘How Were We To Know’ tracklisting and release date

Emeli Sandé, the incredibly talented artist, is set to release her fifth album titled ‘How Were We To Know’ on November 17th, 2023, through Chrysalis Records. With her distinctive voice and remarkable vocal abilities, Emeli has captivated fans over her decade-long career. Her journey has been marked by impressive achievements, including two #1 singles, a total of eleven Top 10 hits, and the massive success of her debut album ‘Our Version of Events’, which went 8x Platinum and became one of the best-selling albums of the decade. To date, Emeli has achieved an astounding 25 million sales.

Exploring the Depths of Love

‘How Were We To Know’ delves into the intricacies of love in all its forms, portraying both the beauty and the challenges that come with pursuing it. The album’s emotional range covers heartbreak, grief, and joy. It takes listeners through the journey of mourning a broken relationship to the exhilarating experience of a new and blossoming love. Love is portrayed as a rollercoaster of emotions—making us giddy, breaking our hearts, and even driving us to moments of craziness. These emotions are powerfully conveyed throughout the album.

Emeli shares her insights, saying, “Once you’ve been hurt, it’s very hard to pick up the pieces again and allow yourself to be vulnerable. So I think these songs explore the bravery of love, and loving others but also yourself. These songs were pieces of a puzzle I had to put together, and now feels like the right time to share them. These are tales from a hopeless romantic. I’m very romantic, and it gets me in trouble sometimes!”

The Lead Single: ‘There For You’

A standout track from the album is the lead single, ‘There For You’. Emeli’s timeless voice effortlessly blends determination and vulnerability in this soulful pop song. The song carries subtle hints of Eighties textures, with elements like the bass and beats, as well as the nostalgic sound of the Yamaha DX7 and a mesmerizing saxophone solo. Co-written with Daniel Caruana and produced by Daniel McKenzie, Emeli reflects that the creation of the track felt natural and fluid.

Emeli explains, “‘There For You’ is about how I’ll always have love for the people I’ve been with. Even if I’m pissed off with them for a couple of years, I’ll always care for them, I’ll always want to know they’re OK. Because once you’ve committed to that love with someone, it doesn’t just go away.”

Diverse Musical Landscapes

‘How Were We To Know’ maintains a consistent and captivating tone, showcasing Emeli’s versatility as an artist. The title track stands out as a dramatic and theatrical masterpiece, highlighting her vocal prowess as it progresses from a delicate falsetto to a climactic outpouring of raw emotion. In contrast, ‘My Boy Likes To Party’ takes a different direction, featuring Emeli’s husky vocals over an alt-pop banger with trap-influenced beats. The album also includes tracks like ‘Nothing We Can’t Handle’, infused with gospel flavors, offering an uplifting hymn of support. ‘True Colours’ embraces a similar theme, presenting a powerful expression of self-love and authenticity.

Collaborative Efforts

To craft the album’s intimate atmosphere, Emeli collaborated with trusted partners, including Mac & Phil and Jonny Coffer, key contributors to her second album ‘Long Live The Angels’. Additionally, Ollie Green, who worked on the critically acclaimed ‘Let’s Say For Instance’ album from the previous year, lent his talents to the project, contributing to hits like ‘Brighter Days’.

Emeli Sandé: A Remarkable Journey

Emeli Sandé’s journey as a musician has been nothing short of extraordinary. Her upcoming performance at the Royal Festival Hall on November 11th as part of the EFG Jazz Festival London is yet another milestone. This follows a series of remarkable achievements, including headlining London’s O2 Arena, recording a live album at the Royal Albert Hall, touring with Coldplay, and her unforgettable performances at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Among her accolades are four BRIT Awards, three MOBO Awards, and two Ivor Novello Awards.

As fans eagerly anticipate the release of ‘How Were We To Know’, Emeli Sandé continues to solidify her place as a musical powerhouse, using her unique voice and unparalleled talent to touch hearts and souls around the world. Her ability to capture the complexities of human emotions through her music ensures that her impact will endure for years to come.

‘How Were We To Know’ tracklist::
‘All This Love’
‘My Boy Likes To Party’
‘How Were We To Know’
‘Too Much’
‘Nothing We Can’t Handle’
‘Like I Loved You’
‘There For You’
‘True Colours’
‘End of Time’
‘Cos of You’ (CD bonus track)

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