Emeli Sande is making her return to the world of music after a three year break. Long Live The Angels, her new album, is a journey through the triumphs and tragedies of the last four years of her life.
Sande said: "This entire album is about me not holding back and not censoring myself, and 'Hurts' is an explosion, it's just...real talk."
A lot has happened to since the success of her critically acclaimed number one record, Our Version Of Events. Not only was it the biggest selling album of 2012 and second biggest selling album of 2013, but it was also certified 7x platinum, spent seven non-consecutive weeks at number one and exceeded The Beatles' previous record by spending 63 consecutive weeks in the top 10 and selling over 4.6 million copies worldwide.
She scored three UK number one singles, including Next to Me, with over 1.5 million singles sold. She has also won numerous accolades including three Brit Awards (Critics Choice, Best Album, Female Solo) as well as awards from Q Magazine, Elle, Harpers and GQ.
In 2013, Sande said she was exhausted and unable to ignore the strain her career was putting on a number of close relationships. She said: "Sounds a bit dramatic but I just wanted to disappear. I just had this overwhelming sensation and realisation everything had to stop."
Long Live The Angels now marks a new chapter in Sande's life. "I'm proud of my first album and thankful for the experiences it gave me. But I'm so much happier with my new album and with where I am in life", she said.
The new album will be released on November 11.