Emeli Sandé talks new LP

Hot Press cover star opens up on future plans...

With Arthur's Day in her sights, UK pop superstar Emeli Sandé is coming to terms with the huge expectation that comes up with following up a debut album that smashed records and turned her into a household name.

In conversation with Olaf Tyaransen, the Glasgow-based singer-songwriter appears rather nonplussed about it all.

“It's coming together,” she laughs. “I have many ideas and moods after this last year. I’ve been trying to write on the road but, to be honest, I haven’t really got my head stuck in it at the moment. I have been doing some writing with [producer] Naughty Boy, we have been doing some exciting stuff that I’m looking forward to finishing.

“I am trying to get into the habit of writing more on the road because before I had this idea in my head that I would have all this time free and it never happened. So I am really trying to learn to discipline myself after shows some nights or between sound checks to write and try and get as many ideas down as possible.”

As for a release date? Don't hold your breath as Sandé confirmed that the record is "not even halfway made yet". When quizzed about possible collaborations, she remained coy.

“Maybe, you know, nothing has really been confirmed yet with any other artists. But we don’t yet fully know what kind of thing we will be working with. It really depends on the vibe of the album.”

For more from Emeli, including her thoughts on writing for Katy Perry and Britney Spears, her plans to crack America and her memories of performing at the Olympics opening and closing ceremonies, pick up the brand new issue of Hot Press, on shelves now.


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