Internationally-renowned British singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé has announced her forthcoming album Let’s Say For Instance, due Friday, 6 May via Chrysalis Records. Alongside the announcement, Emeli has shared details of an extensive UK and European tour, including full band performances and also a number of intimate acoustic piano shows, including an exclusive Manchester date at The Stoller Hall. The acoustic piano performance recently previewed at the London Roundhouse and was praised in a 4* review by the iPaper as “a stirring performance of raw emotion”.
Her first release on an independent label, Let’s Say For Instance marks a new era of Emeli’s expansive artistry after a decade on stage and on the airwaves. Exploring new sonic territory through shades of classical, disco, nostalgic R&B and more, it sees Emeli freeing herself from the expectations of others, flexing her holistic skills as a songwriter, producer and vocalist in new, versatile ways. In her words: “‘an ode to resilience, rebirth, and renewal”. The album features current hit single Brighter Days, alongside previous singles Look What You’ve Done and Family.
As told to Variety in an exclusive interview, Emeli shared: “I’m so proud of this album and can’t wait to release it. I’ve felt free to express myself more naturally both lyrically and musically in this album and my wish is that it will be an uplifting experience for each listener and that they will get to know me on a much deeper level.”