Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Emeli Sandé's Our Version of Events

Emeli Sandé performed at the 2012 Olympics, and I had not idea who she was but I know her work now. Someone on my Facebook page posted one of her videos that caught my interest. I was hooked after 30 seconds. I searched her out on Youtube and not too long afterward, downloaded Our Version of Events.

What is up with these English chicks (cue Adele) stealing my heart through their lyrics and melodies and, of course, phenomenal voices. Sandé is concerned about making music that last. If she keeps on writing music like her debut solo album, she will be hard to forget. Our Version of Events consists of 15 beautifully crafted tracks. Personally, I do not find this album easily categorized as it is not strictly R&B but mixed with some jazzy undertones and has much crossover appeal. My favorite two cuts (which are quite difficult to narrow down) are “Wonder” and “Breaking the Law.”

Our Version of Events
Emeli Sandé
Rating: 10.

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