Today, internationally-renowned British singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé has shared Acoustic via Chrysalis Records. It includes two new, stripped-back versions of her previous singles Look What You’ve Done and Family, beautifully showcasing the emotional and honest songwriting she has become known for. It arrives alongside a video for Look What You’ve Done (Acoustic Version), which finds Emeli performing the song solo at the piano, where the self-produced song began to take shape.
Of Look What You’ve Done (Acoustic Version), Emeli says she is "So pleased to be able to release this acoustic version of 'Look What You’ve Done’. I wrote this song on the piano, so this recording allows the track to shine in its purest form."
Speaking on Family (Acoustic Version), Emeli shares: “I loved recording this song acoustically, it brought out a deeper feeling to the lyric for me. It was an honour to perform with Yoana Karemova, who brought power and sensitivity to the beautiful piano arrangement by Raymond Wuiman Yiu. Performing together felt magical!”
‘Look What You’ve Done’ and ‘Family’ were Emeli's triumphant first tastes of fresh music in two years, introducing a new era, which she describes as “‘an ode to resilience, rebirth, and renewal”, as well as recent collaborations with UK rap and grime giants including Bugzy Malone’s ‘Welcome to the Hood’ and Ghett’s ‘Sonya’, featured on his Mercury Prize-nominated record Conflict of Interest. Other collaborations that span Emeli’s career include Kendrick Lamar, Giggs, Loski, Wretch 32, Wiley, Jools Holland, Nile Rodgers and many more.