Emeli Sandé has announced her forthcoming album Let’s Say For Instance, due Friday, 6 May via Chrysalis Records. Alongside the announcement, Emeli has shared details of an extensive UK and European tour, including full band performances and also a number of intimate acoustic piano shows, recently previewed at a stunning London Roundhouse date that was praised in a 4-star review by the iPaper as “a stirring performance of raw emotion”.
Her first release on an independent label, Let’s Say For Instance marks a new era of Emeli’s expansive artistry after a decade on stage and on the airwaves. Exploring new sonic territory through shades of classical, disco, nostalgic R&B and more, it sees Emeli freeing herself from the expectations of others, flexing her holistic skills as a songwriter, producer and vocalist in new, versatile ways. In her words: “‘an ode to resilience, rebirth, and renewal”. The album features current hit single “Brighter Days”, alongside previous singles “Look What You’ve Done” and “Family”.
As told to Variety in an exclusive interview, Emeli shared: “I’m so proud of this album and can’t wait to release it. I’ve felt free to express myself more naturally both lyrically and musically in this album and my wish is that it will be an uplifting experience for each listener and that they will get to know me on a much deeper level.”
Tickets for the ‘Brighter Days’ UK Tour will be available via fan presale from Thursday, 17 February and on general sale at 10am on Friday, February 18 via the Live Nation website.
Emeli Sandé 2022 UK and EU ‘Brighter Days Tour’:
Monday 16 May – SWG3 Galvanizers, Glasgow, UK (full band show)
Wednesday 18 May – Stylus, Leeds, UK (full band show)
Thursday 19 May – The Mill, Birmingham, UK (full band show)
Friday 20 May – O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK (full band show)
Sunday 22 May – EartH, London, UK (full band show)
Thursday 26 May – Oran Mor Auditorium, Glasgow, UK (solo piano show)
Saturday 28 May – City Varieties, Leeds (solo piano show)
Sunday 29 May – Stoller Hall, Manchester (solo piano show)
Monday 30 May – Town Hall, Birmingham (solo piano show)
Wednesday 1 June – La Cigale, Paris, France (full band show)
Friday 3 June – Santeria Toscana 31, Milan, Italy (full band show)
Saturday 4 June – Carlswerk Victoria, Cologne, Germany (full band show)
Sunday 5 June – TivoliVredenburg – Ronda, Utrecht, Netherlands (full band show)
Tuesday 7 June – De Duif, Amsterdam, Netherlands (solo piano show)
Wednesday 8 June – La Seine Musicale, Paris, France (solo piano show)
Thursday 9 June – Kulturkirche, Cologne, Germany (solo piano show)