You know who I’m always interested in? The ladies who sing hooks.
Lots of time they are session singers who fall into the background. Thank goodness Emeli Sandé was not one of them. The Scottish-born, London-living singer has worked with several artists in the UK grime community, including Wiley and Chipmunk, and has written for such artists as Tinie Tempah, Cheryl Cole, and even Susan Boyle.
As a feature artist however, Emeli (who’s real first name is Adele ironically) has bounced between labels. However, she’s set to release her debut album this year, and the first track Heaven has show up on the ‘Net. The classic D&B feel meshed with pop vocals is sure to be a floor filler overseas. Check it. (via Pinboard)