Daddy : Emeli Sandé ft Naughty Boy [NaughtyBoy Recordings]
Submitted by Shejay
(November 25, 2011)
After the highly acclaimed hit "Heaven" swept through the UK singles and dance charts, Emeli Sandé follows on with an impressive sophomore effort that shows even more maturity than her debut.
"Daddy" is an intelligent and emotional story about a common topic of loss that pulls on the heartstrings of even the most jaded soul. A mourning vocal wailing over the backdrop of chiming church bells, grand orchestral strings, emotional builds and trip-hop style beats is reminiscent of early 90s Massive Attack - who her music has often been compared to. As honest and raw as it is poised and elegant - this tune ticks all the boxes for a musically intelligent yet commercially viable hit.
This talented storyteller who has written hits for Yasmin!, Leona Lewis, and Cheryl Cole proves that a career as a solo artist is her calling and with a MOBO nomination in 2011 for 'Best Newcomer', it's clear that her steadfast rise to the top shows no signs of stopping.