The wait for Emeli Sandé’s second studio album is very nearly over, and judging from a second preview of her forthcoming single, it sounds like it’s going to be an epic affair.
The singer will officially release new cut ‘Hurts’ on September 16, but the latest teaser promises it to be one heck of a dramatic ballad.
“Loving you the way I do, it hurts,” Emeli captioned the new clip, seemingly referencing the song’s lyrics.
The new preview hears grander string stabs alongside the bouncy claps we’d previously heard. Oh and is it just us, or does it also sound a bit Bond theme? That’s no bad thing of course.
Emeli’s long-awaited second album has been teased over the past year, with the Scot revealing in April that she was pretty much done.
Although it was expected last year, the album was apparently pushed back so as not to clash with Adele’s 25.
It follows the mega-selling debut Our Version of Events, which topped the UK charts in 2012 and sold over 2.2 million copies.
Her as-yet-untitled follow-up will see collaborations from the likes of Naughty Boy, TMS and production duo Matt Holmes and Phil Leigh.
Speaking of following her debut, Sandé told The Sunday Times: “For a long time, I couldn’t imagine ever going there again.
“I wanted to sing, but I wanted to do that in a totally different way. If I was going to come back, I had to know I could be an artist and not a product.”