There’s no denying it; Emeli Sandé’s ‘Garden’ marks a slight departure from the gospel influences of the rest of her new album.
Whereas tracks like ‘Hurts’ and new single ‘Breathing Underwater’ both send tingles down your spine with the help of a gospel backing, ‘Garden’ will ensure she does very well at urban radio in the US, which she needs in her corner to help propel her LP into the upper reaches of the charts.
“‘Garden’ is one of my favorite songs from the album,” Emeli reveals. “It is an expression of freedom and passion, two important parts of life, which I hadn’t really explored until a few years ago. It was a great honor to work with the genius Jay Electronica and I’m very excited to introduce a very special talent, Áine Zion.”
Jay’s caramel-tinged rap complements Emeli’s silken soul vocals beautifully.