Some folks say “the power over life and death is in the tongue”; others say “I’m rubber, you’re glue, whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you.” Old sayings, cliches, and playground rhymes aside, Emeli Sandé proves again why she is one of my favorite songwriters and artists with the latest video for the song off of her album “My Kind of Love”.
With words piercing and causing pain, fired off as bullets and causing damage to flesh and property together, she takes a sobering view on how the things we say can have way more impact than we may realize. It’s a view on the state of affairs in a time of bullying, shootings, suicides, depression and more, and I was moved by the imagery.
If you’re not familiar with her as an artist, you should definitely download her album Our Version of Events. She’s a great writer and vocalist, and she’s also responsible for Fantasia’s “Side Effects of You”, from her latest album.
Still loving a lot of the music that has originated across the pond, and Emeli is another example of the great work they are doing in the soul/R&B world.
Spotify album stream after the jump!