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Emeli SandeQuick!  Get your downloads from iTunes going, buy the CD, download from your torrent sites – however you get your tunes, get them readyl  I found a new artist, or maybe she found me, but nevertheless your gonna want to hear this lady.

Adele Emeli Sandé Gouraguine, better known as Emeli Sandé, is an English-born Scottish recording artist and songwriter, and she’s one of the biggest solo artists to emerge from the U.K. in 2012. If I tried to explain her sound, perhaps when you think a beautiful mixture of Alicia Keys and Adele, then that’s her kind of style and passion in all her music.

Stated on her website: … a 23-year-old from rural northern Scotland. Piano has been your instrument, your songwriting tool, since you were ten; your voice has been remarkable for even longer. A tattoo of artist Frida Kahlo – a typically single-minded, forthright heroine runs the length of your right forearm.

“Our Version Of Events”, Emeli’s first album, has overtaken the Beatles to officially become a record breaking debut, having spent more consecutive weeks in the UK top 10 than any other debut album!

On hearing the news Emeli said:

“I’m completely lost for words and this is something I could only have dreamed of. The Beatles are the greatest band of all time and their legacy lives on and continues to inspire all of us that make music.  I’m so happy that so many people have connected with the stories and the songs on the record, this really is our version of events now. I’d like to say thank you to everyone that has bought, played or shared my music in the last year, without your support this would never have been possible.”

In her first album, “Our Version of Events”, here’s the first verse of
“Next to Me”

You won’t find him drinking under tables
Rolling dice or staying out ’til three
You won’t ever find him be unfaithful
You will find him, you’ll find him next to me
You won’t find him tryna change the devil
For money, fame, for power out of greed
You won’t ever find him where the rest go
You will find him, you’ll find him next to me

… and I think it’s catchy and fun.  All her music is delivered with huge amounts of passionate, the lyrics are thoughtful, emotional and provoking.  Watch her here!

In recent news, “The Great Gatsby”, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, looks set to be one of the hottest film releases of 2013 and Emeli is a part of it, with a place on the official soundtrack. Emeli’s joined forces with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra for a jazz rendition of Beyonce’s classic ‘Crazy In Love’.  Keep your eyes out for that!

If you’d like to learn more about Emeli and her music, look here on her website or you can follow her on social media platforms.

I love discovering new things and Emeli is now one of my favourite new artists.  Maybe she’ll be yours too!