Multi-platinum, award-winning recording artist Emeli Sandé MBE recently announced that her much-anticipated third album, Real Life will be released in June.
Recorded following an intense personal journey of self-doubt and self-discovery, Real Life marks a brand-new chapter and with it a bold, confident and fearless new sound. It’s an extraordinary album and emblematic of an artist emerging defiant and powerful.
Feeling attuned with the disenfranchised state of the world, the vision for Real Life is to give people hope and confidence,
“Especially people who have been marginalized, forgotten or kicked down by this invisible oppression that’s always there,” Emeli says. “I just want to give people this incredible superpower every time they play the album. Like a battery pack – by the end of the album they’re going to feel restored.”
With all lyrics written by Emeli and working with the likes of Salaam Remi, James Poyser and Troy Miller, who produced every song, the album’s 11 tracks act as warm balm for anyone looking for positivity.
The opening track, the compelling Human is a sobering reminder of our vulnerability that sets the tone for the record as Sandé sings, “We all human/We all go through things.”