Fresh Faces: Emeli Sande

emeli1 Fresh Faces: Emeli Sande

Scottish songbird Emeli Sande was this close to having identical coifs with Dionne Warwick on the red carpet at the 2012 MOBO Awards in Liverpool last week. Hey Hate-Retha!

Remaining tight-lipped about the name of the track, the “Read All About It” songbird, who snatched three awards including best album for ‘Our Version of Events’, had nothing but positive words to say about her experience with working with Rihbound on ‘Unapologetic.’

“I sent songs to Stargate in New York who work with Rihanna and they asked me to finish the song for her. I met her in LA and she told me how much the song meant to her. It was great to hear that there was an emotional connection,” Emeli told The Daily Record.

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“She said, ‘I don’t know what you have been through but you are a poet and this song has really moved me’. Hearing that from Rihanna was pretty amazing.”

“It moved her a lot because it is about what you see of Rihanna on TV being half of who she is,” she continued. “There is a lot more you don’t understand. Lyrically, I’m proud of the song and can’t wait to hear what she has done with it. I haven’t heard it yet. I’m going to have to go buy it to hear it.”

Check out Emeli’s quick chat with ‘Showbiz Tonight’ on writing for Rihanna, married life and her second album:

Watch Emeli perform at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games: