Emeli Sandé has released a new track, ‘I’ll Get There (The Other Side)’, taken from the soundtrack of the new film EMPEROR, which is out now on EMI Records.
Written by the legendary, eleven time Oscar nominee, Diane Warren (Aerosmith’s “Want To Miss a Thing”, Celine Dion’s “Because You Loved Me”, LeAnne Rimes ‘”How Do I Live”), “‘I’ll Get There (The Other Side)’ is the only original song to be featured in the movie, featuring emotive lyrics perfectly matched to the film’s powerful plot.
Emeli Sandé says: “I was so inspired by the true legend of Shields ‘Emperor’ Green that the film is based on. The film is a reminder of African royalty, dignity and perseverance which shone through even during the darkest, most oppressive periods of our history. It is a reminder to me that no matter what situation you may be placed in physically, freedom of the mind and innate self respect, although difficult, is ultimately within our control.
“Only through knowledge of our true history can this be made secure. I hope that in singing this song, I can play a small part in paying homage to my ancestors’ unbreakable spirit of determination for freedom.”
“I’ll Get There (The Other Side)”s striking video is directed by iconic British photographer, Rankin. His signature creative flair, combined with powerful clips from EMPEROR, beautifully captures the song’s message of positivity, belief and hope. You can check it out below.
The film EMPEROR is based on a remarkable true story. Dayo Okeniyi plays Shields Green, an escaped slave who will do anything to free his family. Racing north, Green joins forces with the legendary John Brown in the battle at Harpers Ferry, a key battle of the abolitionist movement and that helped spark the Civil War. EMPEROR will be released on digital and DVD August 18th 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
With over 340 million video views, nearly 20 million singles sold including 3 number on UK singles and over 6 million albums, Emeli Sandé has captured the heart of the Nation. Her debut album Our Version Of Events, released in 2012, was the biggest selling album of that year and the second biggest of 2013. The album also broke the chart record for the most consecutive weeks inside the Top 10, breaking the 50-year record previously held by The Beatles. The singer has won numerous accolades including 4 x Brit Awards (Critics Choice, Best Album and Female Solo twice, most recently in 2017 for her second album, Long Live The Angels) and in 2018 was awarded an MBE for services to Music. Last year she released her critically acclaimed third album Real Life.