DopeHouse favorite Emeli Sandé has returned.
The British singer-songwriter has revealed that she will release her first album since 2019’s Real Life, Let’s Say For Instance, on May 6. She has also shared its first single, “Oxygen.”
“When it comes to making songs about love, I don’t worry about oversharing too much. Even if there’s no lyric in it, I think to make the most beautiful and powerful music, you have to let go and be honest,” Sandé says about the track. “I wrote ‘Oxygen’ in LA, the sun was shining, and I’d just met this new producer called F A L L E N, who played me the beat. Already, a mood was created; I loved how sparse-yet-deep it is, how it allows those very raw emotions to come forth. In life, I can be quite reserved; Unless I really trust somebody, I’m not going to be super open and tell them how I feel. But with music, it’s the complete opposite. I need to just let it all spill out and see what it is. With anything that I’m doing, whether that be making a song or being in love, I just, it needs to be all or nothing, and that’s what I wanted ‘Oxygen’ to be. My family think I’m a little bit extreme sometimes, but I think that whatever you dedicate yourself to, you have to fully go for it.”
Hear the single below.