Our Version of Events by Emeli Sande
My Little Empire Review
Emeli Sandé is one of the stand out artist of 2012. She was big before the Olympics but she well be massive afterwords because of the use of here singing talent during the opening and closing ceremony. Our Version of Events is avery good album with great songs like, heaven, next to me and my kind of love (see below for videos). It is well worth the money and you will find yourself listening to it again and again. enjoy
Emeli Sandé’s aptly-named solo debut single Heaven was arguably the finest British pop song released in 2011. The Scottish singer-songwriter’s seraphic vocal swoops and producer Shahid ‘Naughty Boy’ Khan’s reassuring old-school breakbeats were warmly received by listeners, while a striking similarity to Massive Attack’s Unfinished Sympathy can rarely hurt a song’s success.
Considering Heaven, which opens Our Version of Events, and the fact Sandé has written for everyone from Alicia Keys and Leona Lewis to Tinie Tempah, Sugababes and even Susan Boyle, it’s perhaps reasonable to expect the most consistently great pop album since Girls Aloud’s Out of Control. Although this doesn’t arrive, we do have a charming and occasionally moving record full of care and polish, effort and grace.
“I can’t buy your love, don’t even want to try / Sometimes the truth won’t make you happy,” sings Sandé on My Kind of Love, amid filtered pianos and surprisingly understated gospel chants. Lovely stuff, but it would have been a more compelling listen if the track was ludicrous and overblown, like the brilliant George Michael and Mary J. Blige cover of Stevie Wonder’s As. – read more on Amazon.co.uk