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Genre: Pop

Released: Jun 05, 2012

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Our Version of Events – Emeli Sandé

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Groomed for stardom by the U.K. press, Scottish songstress and singer Emeli Sandé has cut a debut album that surpasses all the next-big-thing buzz. Influenced by Massive Attack, Joni Mitchell, and Nina Simone, Our Vision of Events starts strong with “Heaven,” a '90s-style track that features Sandé singing soulfully over crisp, loose beats that sound straight out of Stone Roses–era Manchester. (Imagine Soho’s 1990 hit “Hippy Chick” with a stronger backbone.) “My Kind of Love” recalls bygone diva drama, with heartfelt wailing over a cinematic backdrop of minor piano chords, muted dance beats, and what sounds like a distant gospel choir. Even in the more somber and sullen ballads, like “Mountains,” Sandé sings with a phrasing that’s bustling with transcendent energy. Chiming bells, sweeping string arrangements, and other classic soul accouterments help give “Daddy” a Phil Spector (by way of Amy Winehouse) feel, but guest producer Naughty Boy helps keep things sounding fresh. Rather than go out with a bang, the set closes with the poignant piano ballad "Hope."

Customer Reviews

Hand over the grammy's already (5 stars)
i havent listened to an album that I instantly liked without skipping any songs..
Our Version of Events breaks that tired cycle
This chick has IT, that something special that is relatable and admirable.
The album starts upbeat with a voice that goes well with all the beats and it
slowly transcends into soft heartfelt ballads that are totally RELATABLE.
The lyrical content is just wonderful
Watch out for this chick, sh

She is amzing.. (5 stars)
I'm so honoured to be able to write the first review for this album.
Emeli has a beautiful voice, and her songs are different and very catchy.

Buy this album, you won't be let down.

she is bringing real music back! (5 stars)
Wow this girl is amaaaaazing!!!! Its time for real music to return with real songwriters and instruments!! NO MORE AUTO TUNE, NO MORE STUPID MEANING FOR SONGS, NO MORE POP HERE AND POP THERE, ALL WE NEED IS A PIANO AND BAND AND SOME DARN TALENT!!! #EmeliSandeRocks!!!


Born: March 10, 1987 in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, Englan
Genre: Pop
Years Active: '00s, '10s

Influenced by Nina Simone, Massive Attack, and Joni Mitchell, jazz-soul artist Emeli Sandé regularly provided guest vocals for several of the U.K.'s most successful grime artists before eventually embarking on her own successful solo career in 2010. Born Adele Sandé in Aberdeen, she was encouraged to hone her musical talents, which included playing the clarinet and piano, and writing and performing her own songs, by her Zambian choirmaster father. While studying medicine at Glasgow University, she...

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