I learned about Naughty Boy through my Sam Smith obsession earlier this year when I came across “La La La,” the second single from the British producers forthcoming debut album Hotel Cabana. Naughty Boy has collaborated with singer Emeli Sande several times in the past, and this time the two teamed up for the album’s third single “Lifted.” The video focuses on a group of people who are seen dancing on their own (hi, Robyn) at what appears to be a hotel.
Hotel Cabana will be released August 26 and will feature collaborations with Sande, Smith, Tinie Timpah, Ed Sheeran and more. Continue reading
Beyonce’s cover of Amy Winehouse’s “Back To Black” may have fallen short, but Emeli Sandé’s cover of Bey’s first solo single, “Crazy In Love” is pretty dope! The singer gives the popular song a bouncy big band feel with the help of The Bryan Ferry Orchestra. Here’s to hoping some swing dance is featured in The Great Gatsby when this song is played. Continue reading
I must admit, I’ve been slow to hop on the Emeli Sande train, but her new song for Trance is undeniably good. Fitting with the movie’s title, the Rick Smith-produced “Here It Comes” features Sande belting out notes over repetitively soothing background vocals.
Sande’s debut album Our Version of Events is out now. Continue reading